International fashion-forward stationery brand Smiggle has selected The Mall Blackburn as its first East Lancashire location as its expansion plans continue across the country.
It will open its doors on Friday 23rd March and is looking for a little Smiggle fan to do the honours and cut the ribbon on Saturday 24th March.
The Mall is running a competition to find the lucky little one on its Facebook page and all youngsters need to do to enter is to say three things they love about Smiggle.
In addition to officially launching the store, the winner will be treated to a £50 shopping spree!
Loraine Jones, General Manager at The Mall Blackburn, said: “We are thrilled to announce that Smiggle is coming to Blackburn!
“It is so popular with children of all ages and its colourful, exciting products look amazing!
“Each time Smiggle opens a store they invite a child from the local area to be the special guest, which is such a lovely idea, and we can’t wait to see what people have to say about our newest retailer!”
Smiggle first opened its doors in Melbourne, Australia in 2003 and after opening more than 20 stores in its home country it launched in New Zealand in 2008.
Singapore was next on the list in 2011, with the first UK store opening in 2014. It also trades in Malaysia and Hong Kong.
It now has more than 120 stores across Britain and Blackburn will be its first East Lancashire location.
Smiggle sells everything every stationery lover could want including pens, pencil cases, packed lunch boxes, watches, headphones, crafts, games, keyrings and jewellery in a wide range of wacky, bright colours.
The competition launches on Friday 9th March at 9.00am on The Mall’s Facebook page, which can be found here.