DESIGNER clothing chain Flannels opened a new store in Altrincham today (Thursday), creating up to 17 jobs.

The new 10,000 square foot Stamford Quarter store stocks men’s, women’s and children's clothing, footwear and accessories.

A spokesperson for Flannels says: “We are very excited to open our newest store in Altrincham, the latest opening within the Flannels expansion.

"The second Flannels store to ever open was in Altrincham, so we have a close connection to the area. We can’t wait to return the Flannels experience to South Manchester.”

The Altrincham store is the latest in a string of openings for Flannels, with other recent openings including Meadowhall, Glasgow’s Silverburn, the Isle of Man and Middlesbrough.