Newburyport Development Announces Opening of FatFace

Fat Face Logo

NEWBURYPORT, MA (June 2, 2017) – Newburyport Development is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of FatFace, a lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer headquartered in the UK, this Saturday, June 3, 2017. FatFace will be located at 8 State Street in downtown Newburyport, MA.

Founded in 1988 by Tim Slade and Jules Leaver as a business selling T-shirts at ski resorts, the company opened its first retail shop in 1993. Today, FatFace has over 200 retail stores in the UK and Ireland. The Newburyport location of FatFace will be the retailer’s sixth United States shop. Live British rock music and food and drink will set the mood at the Grand Opening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We are excited for the opening of FatFace in Newburyport,” states Newburyport Development Marketing Manager Rebekah Macchia, “FatFace is a well-known international retailer with a loyal following. The shop offers modern, stylish women’s, men’s and children’s lifestyle clothing which is both comfortable and durable. We know FatFace will be a popular addition to our offerings here in Newburyport.”

The FatFace Story
It was 1988. Two young British guys were skiing in the French Alps, had an idea, and started to talk. What if they started selling tees and sweats, and made enough money to carry on skiing? And what if it was possible to live their dreams by setting up a small business with a big heart? Their favourite ski run was ‘La Face’ in Val D ’Isere, a ‘black-run’ which inspired our company name FatFace. Over 25 years later we still love adventure, love life and have the same strong values. We still make clothes that reflect the happy, healthy and active lifestyles of our customers. Our clothes are proudly designed by our team in England with a focus on modern styling and ‘hero’ pieces for your wardrobe. We care about the detail and we create clothes that are built to last, at prices you can trust. We wash them again and again, until they have that relaxed ‘old favourite’ feel, from new. We believe our clothes are washed in happiness, before they find their way to you. It’s what makes FatFace different. We like that and we hope you do too. For more information, visit

Newburyport Development
Newburyport Development, a New England Development Company, is located in the heart of downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts, where you’ll find historic neighborhoods and cobblestone streets alongside contemporary restaurants, a shopper’s paradise, and modern galleries. As one of Newburyport’s leading property owners and property managers, Newburyport Development owns more than 50 prime retail/office locations and residential units throughout downtown Newburyport, plus Newburyport Marinas, Michael’s Harborside restaurant, Michael’s Harborside Catering and the Phoenix Room function facility.

Newburyport shops include Lively Kids, francesca’s, Talbots, M.K. Benatti Jewelers, SOAK and many more. Dining selections feature Michael’s Harborside, The Poynt, Brick & Ash, Black Cow, Oregano Pizzeria and Ristorante, and Dos Amigos Burritos, among others. All are part of Newburyport’s vibrant waterside setting, which offers some of New England’s best fishing, boating, dining, and shopping. For more information, visit and

New England Development
For nearly forty years, New England Development has taken a creative, entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and management – delivering and sustaining successful projects across a wide range of property types. These projects transform complex challenges into preferred locations, generate long-term value to communities, afford compelling opportunities for local and national businesses, and offer sought-after experiences to a wide range of consumers.

The company is acclaimed for creating some of the country’s most widely-recognized and successful regional centers, as well as multifaceted developments that combine retail, residential, hotel, and office uses. Outlet centers, high-end and street-front retail, airport retail, golf courses, restaurants, and marinas round out New England Development’s robust portfolio. For more information, visit