THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
HOME
RETAIL NEWS
RETAIL EVENTS
Fashion
Department Stores
Shopping Centres & Retail Parks
Home & DIY
Electricals
Health & Beauty
General Merchandise
Entertainment
Sports & Leisure
Retail Solutions
Food & Drink
KNOWLEDGE CENTRE
PARTNER DATABASE
ABOUT US
CONTACT US
REGISTER

Kate Spade launches first standalone store outside of London

Kate Spade New York has opened its first full-price standalone store outside of London at the Bluewater shopping destination.

FASHION

Kate Spade launches first standalone store outside of London

Spanning 1,600 square feet, the store is situated near to Coach and Michael Kors, and stocks the brand’s range of handbags, small leather goods, apparel, footwear, fashion accessories and stationery.

Deborah Lloyd, president and chief creative officer of Kate Spade New York, said: “It’s incredibly exciting to be opening our first store outside of London. With a reputation as the leading retail and leisure destination in the UK, Bluewater was a clear choice for our first full price store outside London. As an American brand with a global sensibility, we are looking forward to introducing the full breadth of the Kate Spade New York lifestyle offerings to new and existing brand fans in the region.”

Kate Spade’s store design has been carried out by Househam Henderson. The opening means that the brand now has five shops in the UK with locations including London’s Regent Street, Covent Garden, Sloane Square and Westfield.

To accommodate Kate Spade, Aspinal of London has relocated to a 1,300 square foot unit on the upper Guildhall adjacent to Jo Malone.

Robert Hardie, senior portfolio manager at Landsec, co-owner and asset manager of Bluewater, said: “The premium retail experience provided by Kate Spade New York extends Bluewater’s appeal among affluent guests. This latest opening joins a stellar line-up of aspirational and premium brands within the scheme. The launch clearly shows strong demand from high-end US brands to secure a foothold in Bluewater, following in the footsteps of Michael Kors and Coach.”

The news follows a string of recent signings of international brands at Bluewater including Alex and Ani, Coach, Godiva and Neal’s Yard Remedies. Earlier this year, Smashbox, the Los Angeles-based beauty brand, opened its first store in the South East at Bluewater, and fashion retailer, Missguided, launched its first store outside of London at the centre.

Email this article to a friend

You need to be logged in to use this feature.

Please log in here

Subscribe for retail news

RETAIL EVENTS

TRB CONFERENCES
Omnichannel Summit 2018
Omnichannel Summit 2018
7 February 2018
The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
A truly omnichannel offering requires an understanding of customer behaviour across all shopping channels and how this should impact your overall business strategy
Retail Customer Engagement Summit 2018
Retail Customer Engagement Summit 2018
5 June 2018
Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 9th Annual Retail Customer Engagement Summit
Retail Human Resources Summit 2018
Retail Human Resources Summit 2018
Wednesday 3 October 2018
The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 10th HR Summit 2018, The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1, 3rd October 2018
TRB FORUMS
GDPR for HR Q&A
GDPR for HR Q&A
24 January 2018
6th Floor, 1 St Martin's Le Grand, London EC1A 4AS
All your GDPR questions answered by experts...
Wellbeing and Benefits Roundtable
Wellbeing and Benefits Roundtable
07 March 2018
6th Floor, 1 St Martin's Le Grand, London EC1A 4AS
Wellbeing and Benefits Roundtable 2018