The ‘Man Dash’, an annual retail calendar event, converts significant retail footfall and sales as male shoppers attempt to start and finish their Christmas shopping in one day

  • In 2016, over 70% of UK shoppers did the majority of their Christmas shopping in-store
  • Just over 12% of shoppers also waited until the second half of December to purchase their Christmas gifts
  • This year, centre:mk expects to see over 1,000,000 visitors in the week before Christmas
  • As many as 200,000 shoppers could hit the stores in the last two days
  • Nightwear, beauty, and fragrance are reported to be top-sellers this December

This week is set to break visitor records, with centre:mk expecting over 1 million visitors through its doors; but it’s the weekend just before Christmas that has a special focus for their retailers. With centre:mk anticipating as many as 200,000 shoppers on the 23rd and 24th December (and of that; male shoppers being the main driver), the centre is bracing itself for the eleventh hour dash for last minute gifts and stocking fillers.

The ‘Man Dash’, an annual retail calendar event, converts significant retail footfall and sales as male shoppers attempt to start and finish their Christmas shopping in one day. Time is of the essence and this year centre:mk have geared up for this festive surge with exclusive ‘Gift Angels’.  This new, complimentary shopping service assists those in need of Christmas gifting inspiration, as Gift Angels look to recommend a range of perfect presents to help guests complete their shopping in no time at all. Completely free, the Gift Angels can be found wearing gold sashes throughout centre:mk this week.

Kevin Duffy, Centre Director at centre:mk said:

We know from shopper feedback how difficult it can be to find that perfect gift in a short timeframe, particularly when you’re not shopping for everyday items. We believe our Gift Angels will ensure that any last minute shoppers can get what they need and we hope, free up enough time for guests to treat themselves too

Centre:mk reveals its top 5 Christmas Gift List for 2017

  1. Michael Kors rose gold crossbody, £195,
  2. ‘The Gift Of Goddess Skin’, £39, Charlotte Tilbury
  3. Silk night set, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley M&S
  4. Amazon Echo, £45,
  5. Ribbon-tied luxury Christmas hamper, £50, Hotel Chocolat.

 

centre:mk’s Christmas/New Year opening hours are as follows [centre:mk advises visitors to also check with individual stores before travelling]:

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd December: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Saturday 23rd December: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday 24th December: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Monday 25th December: CLOSED

Tuesday 26th December: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Wednesday 27th December: 9:00am – 8:00am

Thursday 28th December: 9:00am – 8:00pm

Friday 29th December: 9:00am – 8:00pm

Saturday 30th December: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday 31th December: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Monday 1st January: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Tuesday 2nd January: 9:00am – 8:00pm [NORMAL HOURS RESUME]

For more information, please visit: www.thecentremk.com/

 

*Don’t forget for a far calmer experience our very own High Streets have fantastic gifts, friendly advice and they are right on your doorstep*