Franklin & Marshall dials up Seven Dials for the first UK store
Shaftesbury has today announced that Seven Dials, London, has been selected by Franklin & Marshall, the independent Italian fashion brand, for its only store in the UK debut. The brands new 2,654 sq ft flagship, set across two floors, is situated on Seven Dials Neal Street and will open this spring.
Established in 1999 by two entrepreneurs’ passion for vintage sports style and iconic clothing, Franklin & Marshall joins other international young fashion brands, such as El Ganso, Lee Jeans, Havaianas, Pepe, Camper, Nike, Dr Martens, Diesel, Urban Outfitters, Superga, Carhartt and Size, in choosing Seven Dials’ Neal Street as an addition to their portfolios of global flagships. Franklin & Marshall’s other single brand outlets are located in Rome, Milan, Toulouse, Tokyo, Osaka, Kuwait City, Dubai and Jeddah.
Franklin & Marshall’s focus is on high quality fashion and accessories, with the majority of its range made in Italy. The brand design’s for men and women, and their product line includes
T-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, knitwear and shorts.
Commenting on the selection of Seven Dials for their UK flagship, Giuseppe Albarelli, co-founder of Franklin & Marshall said: Since Franklin & Marshall launched over 14 years ago, we have increased our retail growth and expansion by opening stores globally, including Dubai, Madrid, Tokyo and our home country Italy. We are really excited about opening our first store in the UK, as the launch of the London flagship store will only cement our global growth and position in the market.”
Sam Bain-Mollison, Head of Group Retail Strategy and Letting at Shaftesbury, added:
“Franklin & Marshall is a significant new addition to Seven Dials, adding to Neal Street’s well-established young fashion offer. More than that, however, their decision reaffirms Seven Dials’ growing reputation as London’s ‘must have’ destination for brands focused on expanding in key locations around the world.”
Other recent additions to Seven Dials’ line-up of international brand’s UK flagships include Industrie, Caudalie, Shu Umera and Le Coq Sportif.
Seven Dials is home to over 150 shops, including international flagships and concept stores, renowned beauty and grooming salons as well as over 50 vibrant cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs. The area comprises of Monmouth Street, Earlham Street, Neal Street, Shorts Gardens, Neal’s Yard, Endell Street, Shelton Street, Mercer Street and the Seven Dials monument. Combined with 2 luxury hotels, five theatres, two private members clubs, a large number of apartments and offices, including the UK headquarters of Facebook, Seven Dials is a unique retail and leisure destination in the heart of London.
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