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Our 7 go-to Gateshead shops for Christmas shopping

With over 270 retailers, finding the perfect stocking fillers, gifts for him, and surprises for the hard-to-please is a breeze— and are all under one roof.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 02.12.2023

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‘Tis the season of giving, and Metrocentre is your stress-free haven for Christmas shopping.

With over 250 retailers under one roof in Gateshead, it’s a one-stop shop to cater to all your gifting needs.

From treating your loved ones to designer names at Flannels to snagging the latest Zara fashion for the style mavens, Metrocentre has you covered.

Navigating the holiday shopping rush is a breeze here, making it the ideal place to find gifts for even the trickiest recipients.

Plus, Metrocentre is extending the festive cheer with late-night shopping on weekdays until 9 pm, giving you plenty of time to explore and pick out the perfect gifts.

Take the stress out of Christmas shopping this year and enjoy discovering unique gifts for everyone on your list in one place at Metrocentre.

HLN TOP TIP: Make your shopping experience even more affordable as parking at Metrocentre is free.

FOR THE FASHIONISTAS

Zara, Upper & Lower Red Mall

The wait is finally over… fashion giant, Zara has opened its brand-new unit, almost three times the size of its former Red Mall store.

As the only Zara in the region, the upgraded space further strengthens the shopping experience and features an expanded product offering across all departments, including menswear, womenswear and childrenswear – a perfect gift for your fashion-focused loved ones.

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FOR THE BIG BRAND LOVERS

Flannels, Lower Red Mall

The new Flannels flagship store is now open. Get ready for a fashion and beauty extravaganza with an extensive luxury edit and a beauty playground.

It’s not just about the big brands, you can discover new and emerging labels, too. Why not add a touch of luxury to your Christmas gifting spree?

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FOR THE SHOE LOVERS

Moda in Pelle, Upper Platinum Mall

You can never have too many shoes, right? Born in 1975 in Leeds, Yorkshire, Moda in Pelle, translating to ‘fashion in leather’ in Italian, brings you premium quality footwear and leather accessories.

With cutting-edge design and meticulous attention to detail, these gifts guarantee to impress your loved ones this Christmas.

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GIFTS FOR HIM

Skopes, Lower Platinum Mall

Since opening this summer, Skopes has been changing the suit game. Treat your special guy to a winter wardrobe upgrade with a slick new suit.

With 75 years of heritage and experience, Skopes brings a contemporary style in suits, outerwear, accessories, and shirts perfect for any occasion.

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FOR THE FITNESS FANATICS

Sports Direct, Upper Red Mall

Gear up for festive gifting at the newly opened Sports Direct – your ultimate sports haven. Unwrap the best brands with a variety of trainers for men, women and kids.

From sports fashion to clothing and accessories, find the perfect athletic gifts that score big this Christmas.

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FOR THE HOMIES

Rowen Homes, Upper Platinum Mall

If your loved one loves nothing more than glam home décor, then luxury homeware store, Rowen Homes, will have the perfect gift for them.

After opening earlier this year, you can expect statement, neutral and stylish furniture and accessories – from hotel-style headboards to cosy cushions. Let Rowen Homes help them achieve their total home goals.

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FOR THOSE WHO ARE HARD TO BUY FOR

Flying Tiger Copenhagen, Lower Green Mall

Stuck on what to gift those hard-to-please loved ones? Look no further than Flying Tiger Copenhagen.

After returning to the North East in November, it’s your go-to for everything, from home accessories and party decorations to stationery and slippers. Plus there’s new monthly arrivals, so there’s always something fresh to discover.

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METROCENTRE, GATESHEAD NE11 9YG

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