RETAILER Cath Kidston is to close its branch in the Merry Hill centre.

The brand, which specialises in floral clothes, accessories, gifts and lifestyle items, will close its doors later this month.

A spokesperson at intu Merry Hill said: ‘We’re disappointed to hear that Cath Kidston has closed down. This is a commercial decision taken by Cath Kidston. We wish their staff well.

"We’re always working hard to refresh our store line-up with new and exciting retailers to give our visitors the best possible shopping experience. We are currently in discussion with a number of retailers who are keen to have a store in our centre and have already announced that Mango will be opening at the centre in the near future.’

European fashion retailer Mango is on its way to the centre where it will join recent additions to the Black Country centre, One Store and The Chuckling Cheese Company.