Retail giant Beales to expand local store

Retail giant Beales is planning to expand its sales range at its new Perth store.

The old McEwens of Perth building has been revived by the Bournemouth-based chain.

Scores of shoppers flocked to the St John Street store for the grand opening — 18 months after McEwens’ shock closure.

Now, Beales CEO Tony Brown has revealed plans for a fashion and cosmetics expansion in the new year.

“This is phase one,” he said. “Phase two will be in March, where we get in more beauty houses. We’re talking to Chanel, Mac and Clarins about coming into the store.

“A lot of brands are desperate to come in here once they’ve got their stock ready for next spring/summer.”