TWO new stores are opening at Braintree Village shopping centre in the run-up to Christmas.

British heritage menswear brand Hackett and desserts brand Cookies and Cones are coming to the retail outlet.

The new Hackett store is near Calvin Klein at the centre, while Cookies and Cones will be by Samsonite.

Hackett is a British menswear label. Their outlet store offers up to 60 per cent off across their range of tailoring, formal wear, and smart-casual men’s fashion.

Cookies and Cones is an American-style dessert store which was established in 2018.

The Essex-based company opened its first store in Leigh-on-Sea, selling hand-made gelato and baked goods, and has expanded across Essex over the years.

The Braintree Village branch will be its seventh store.

Braintree Village centre director Josef O’Sullivan said: “We are incredibly proud to welcome the prestigious Hackett brand to Braintree Village.

"Our guests will love the brand and the addition really strengthens our men’s fashion offering.”

“We are also delighted to be the new home of Cookies and Cones seventh branch.

"Supporting local communities is really important to us here at Braintree Village, and we look forward to seeing this Essex born-and-bred business thrive as part of our centre.”

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