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WESTGATE Press Office:
Erna Žganjar
E-mail: erna.zganjar@westgate-shopping.com

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Christmas edition of Days of babies, kids and expectant mothers

Zagreb, November 2013 – From November 22 to November 24 Westgate once more gathered numerous parents and their children on, once again, a successful edition of Days of babies, kids and expectant mothers fair. This is the largest specialized fair of that kind in this part of Europe – in Westgate, over 70 exhibitors and over 20 program participants presented their products and services. The fair is visited by the average of 85,000 visitors, which makes it one of the most visited fairs in Croatia.

 

 

Westgate celebrated four years of great shopping

Zagreb, November 2013 – Westgate Shopping City organized a large celebration on the occasion of four years of successful business. From Friday the 8th to Sunday the 10th visitors reveled in ultimate experience in every corner of the Center: concerts, a large prize game with VW Passat as the main prize, Late Night Shopping, fashion show… The visitors also enjoyed our unique Beauty Street event, while our youngest visitors reveled in the Fun zone, a place of great fun for kids. The big birthday celebration passed in a positive atmosphere as we also started with our large humanitarian action "Lucky fortune cookie" for children with cardiac problems. 

 


 

Lucky fortune cookie and Lucky Easter egg

Zagreb, April 2013 – Having corporate social responsibility as an integral part of its business, Westgate Shopping City organized two large humanitarian actions within the period of four months – Lucky fortune cookie and Lucky Easter egg. Within "Lucky fortune cookie" action, held from November 9 to December 23, visitors bought Westgate's fortune cookies for a symbolic amount of 3 kuna which was, when collected, donated to Children's Hospital Srebrnjak, taking care of children suffering from respiratory diseases. Supported also by many celebrities, we collected the total of 51,000 kuna which will be invested in further development of the Hospital.
After successful results of the first action, Westgate initiated another humanitarian action, "Lucky Easter egg", held before Easter, March 15 to April 14, collecting financial aid for "Brave Child" Association from Nova Gradiška, helping kids and families with malignant diseases. By buying gingerbread for a symbolic amount of 5 kuna, visitors of the Center helped collect the total of 40,000 kuna for "Brave Child" and children recovering from exhausting treatments and medication.

 


 

Spring image campaign

Zagreb, April 2013 – Westgate Shopping City presented its new spring image campaign led by well-known art director Viktor Drago. The campaign's new face is a young Croatian model Alma Cerić who embodied a trendy neighborhood girl, wearing fresh spring models from spring/summer 2013 collections in Westgate. The new spring collection comprises a vast selection of fashion trends and models for every occasion. In center's spring collections customers can find various items – from casual clothes to business items of international brands, enabling them to find ideal styling for every occasion.

 


 

Lacoste and bio&bio stores in Westgate

Zagreb, March 2013 – After several years of absence from the Croatian market, a renowned French brand Lacoste has opened stores in Croatia on four locations – one of them in Westgate Shopping City. In Lacoste's store in Westgate, all Lacoste fans will have the opportunity to purchase new spring/summer 2013 collection inspired by Lacoste's achievements from the 80's, bringing back asymmetric colors and strong contrasts on recognizable polo-shirts, as well as a special Limited Edition 80' Custom Polo Kits.
A new bio&bio store opened in Westgate turned the center into a healthier and greener shopping destination. The store, occupying 120 m2, is the first one with specialized segment of dietary supplements while buyers can choose among more than 3,000 natural and organic products.
In the period of last couple of months 10 specialized stores were opened in Westgate. By further openings, the largest shopping center in the region plans to further increase its wide offer.

 


 

White Saturday – a unique wedding dress sale

Zagreb, February 2013 – Following the model of American and European cities which have a long tradition of great wedding dress sales, Westgate Shopping City and concept store Wedding City organized a "White Saturday" event – a unique sale of wedding dresses and evening dresses, held on February 16 and 17. Even though anticipated as a one-day sale, due to high interest the sale was prolonged, on two days. During "White Saturday", brides, bridesmaids and mothers could buy gowns of internationally renowned brands like Pronovias, Sherri Hill, Vera Wang, Tassini, La Sposa with 60-90% discounts.

 


 

Westgate – three years of successful shopping

During three years of business operations Westgate Shopping City has successfully positioned itself as one of the favorite shopping centers in Croatia. Providing a large and diverse offer to buyers, Westgate is continuously attracting a large number of satisfied visitors, in spite of difficult economic circumstances.

As the largest shopping mall Westgate is dedicated to families and fashion lovers. Investing continuously in further expanding the offer, Westgate is now encompassing about 240 stores and over 22 restaurants, bars and coffee shops. After 3 years of successful business Westgate is profiled as a family center where every member of the family can find something for him/herself. 

Weekly shopping offers and Late Night Shoppings are just a part of the comprehensive offer attracting old and new visitors. The youngest visitors can enjoy KID'S WORLD, the largest indoor playground in Croatia, while their parents shop. Young population eager to have fun can visit Westgate's Bowling Center and enjoy the sport, good music and fun. Striving to provide required services to every part of population, Wedding City, a unique concept store for weddings, was opened on 760 m2 of glamorous space. Events like Beauty Street, providing its visitors the opportunity to relax, enjoy and realize discounts, Wedding EXPO fair and specialized "Fit for life" - sports, health, wellness and beauty fair show that the focus on fashion and lifestyle combined with a large range of services is the cornerstone of Westgate's success.

Continuing increase in number of visitors shows that Westgate's location outside Zagreb city center does not present a problem. Indeed, Westgate's location near Zagreb-Macelj highway, with the frequency of about 9,500.000 cars annually, ensured easier arrival of numerous visitors. Thanks to its coordinates and good traffic connections with different parts of Croatia as well as Slovenia, Westgate is recording a continuing increase of visitors who often come from distant places to enjoy a relaxed shopping.

 


 

About WESTGATE Shopping City

Located west of the City of Zagreb, WESTGATE Shopping City is the largest Croatian mall, occupying 226,000 gross square meters and with 100,000 m2 of retail space. The total of 270 million euro was invested in this international project by investor groups FOCUS INVEST GmbH, Braunsberger Holding and PlusCity/Shopping Center WESTGATE Zagreb Beteiligungs GmbH, and it was built in record time of only 15 months. Westgate mega-mall, opened in November 2009, with 3.3 kilometers of shop windows, represents a true fashion center accommodating about 240 stores and large brands like Zara (with 5 fashion lines), H&M, P&C, Marks & Spencer, C&A, New Yorker, Lacoste, Humanic, Drogeriemarkt, Müller, Intersport, Hervis, Technomarket (6000 m2 of electronic goods), Mercator (grocery store on 6000 m2) bio&bio, Kare design and many others. The Center is located 2.5 kilometers west from downtown Zagreb and is distinguished by strong focus on services and exceptional infrastructure: 7,250 parking lots (2,500 in parking garage), direct connection to A2 highway and four free bus lines. In the wide range of entertainment services the Center offers, among others, a large children KID'S WORLD  playground on 4,000 m2, 22 gastronomy facilities, free inline skating terrain for kids and a bowling center.

 


 

General info:

WESTGATE Shopping City - the largest Croatian shopping mall

Location: North-west of Zagreb (Zaprešić), on A2 highway
WESTGATE Shopping City area: 250.000 m²
Gross area: 226.000 m²
Retail area: 100.000 m²
Investment: 270 million euro
Ownership: FOCUS INVEST GmbH, Braunsberger Holding, Shopping Center WESTGATE Zagreb Beteiligungs GmbH
Stores: Over 240 stores, renowned local and international brands
Gastronomy: More than 20 restaurants, bars and coffee shops
Traffic connections: connected directly to A2 highway, minibus to rail station, own bus terminal with free bus lines to Crnomerec, Savski most, Ljubljanica and Zapresic
Parking: 7,250 parking lots, 2,500 in parking garage
Kids: Free KID’S WORLD playground on 4,000 m² - the largest indoor children playground in Croatia
Entertainment: Free indoor INLINE skating for kids, large bowling club and numerous family attractions.

 


 

WESTGATE Press Office:

Erna Žganjar
E-mail: erna.zganjar@westgate-shopping.com