Footasylum, which stocks popular sportswear brands Nike and Adidas, as well as Vans, Converse and Puma, is set to launch in August.
The new opening-which will be the third store in the region- is part of a nationwide expansion plan for the company.
Glen Dickinson, head of retail at Footasylum, said: “This will be our 47th store nationwide and we’re looking forward to moving to the Bridges at an exciting time, ahead of a wave of new Footasylum store openings across the UK.
“Our new, well located unit will give Sunderland’s shoppers access to leading sportswear and streetwear brands – many of which have not been available in the city before.”
Andy Bradley, Centre Director at the Bridges, said the arrival of another national brand in the centre showed the confidence that retailers have in Sunderland.
“We have seen a number of big high street retailers coming into Sunderland in the past year,” he said.
“And we’re delighted that we can now count Footasylum among that number.
“This shows how the city is becoming increasingly more attractive to major names and that we are continually growing the already-strong offer we have for shoppers.”
The new 180sqm unit will be located adjacent to Schuh and H&M.
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