An impressive collection of well-known Bangor retailers joined forces in Autumn 2015 under the “Main Street, My Street” campaign to host a Fashion Night Out in support of NSPCC Northern Ireland.

The fashion event was hosted by Cool FM’s Rebecca McKinney and well know local fashionista, Cathy Martin and took place Bob & Berts Café on Upper Main Street.

Fashion Night Out showcased the vast array of fashion and accessory brands that are available across the participating stores;- Menarys, Tempest, Excel Clothing, DV8, Surf Mountain, Bailies on Main, The Zip Yard and Telford Opticans. Guests were treated to fizz, nibbles, goodie bags and mini manicures with all proceeds from the ticket sales and raffle going to support the important work that NSPCC do in Northern Ireland. DKY Hair in Bangor and Menary’s beauty consultants styled the models in the latest hair and make-up looks fresh from the international catwalks.

The Main Street, My Street campaign was launched in 2014 by a group of key retailers on Upper Main Street including well-known names such as Menarys, Excel and Surf Mountain,supported by the property landlord, Ulster Estates. Over the past 12 months, more and more retailers have become involved with the promotional campaign and working together to harness support for town centre retailers.

Speaking at the launch of the fashion event, William Gilliland, owner of Excel Clothing on Upper Main Street,highlighted the importance of retailers combining forces and working together.

“When we started working on this particular project at the end of the summer, each retailer supplied a list of the brand and labels that they carried in store and it’s fair to say that list was impressive,” says William. “From designer names to high street labels, there’s no shortage of choice in the town centre, what we need to do it shout louder about that fact and a fashion event is a great way to do that!”

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