Next has opened its first department store-style location with an upsized opening in the Atria centre in Watford. The new store brings together its clothing and homewares offers, plus beauty and Victoria’s Secret.
Next is to open a department store in all but name as it transforms its existing sites in the Atria centre in Watford and also adds a Victoria’s Secret, the lingerie brand for which it holds the UK licence.
River island is boosting its presence abroad with the British fashion chain opening in Canada in a deal with major retailer The Bay that currently takes in the webstore but will be expanded to stores next year.
JD Sports continues to focus on new stores and CBRE Investment Management has signed it up to a new, upsized flagship store at “Colchester’s premier shopping destination", Lion Walk. It will open this month.
The revitalisation of Croydon in Southeast London is nowhere near to completion as the pandemic has seen the major parties involved (URW and Hammerson) abandoning big plans to redevelop the Centrale & Whitgift Centre.