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Sweaty Betty and Space NK open debut stores at Liverpool One

Grosvenor has announced that global activewear and lifestyle brand, Sweaty Betty, and worldwide retailer for luxury cosmetics Space NK have both opened their city debuts at… View Article

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Sweaty Betty and Space NK open debut stores at Liverpool One

Grosvenor has announced that global activewear and lifestyle brand, Sweaty Betty, and worldwide retailer for luxury cosmetics Space NK have both opened their city debuts at Liverpool ONE.

The duo of openings join the impressive range of first-rate brands at Liverpool ONE’s premium lifestyle hub, Peter’s Lane, displaying a strong vote of confidence in the destination.

Sweaty Betty has made its standalone city store debut in the 2,600 sq ft Peter Lane’s site, marking the brand’s largest retail store in the north of England. The store debuts a brand-new concept for the international retailer, designed to have a lifestyle feel, whilst expressing the brand’s commitment to both fashion and function and spotlighting hero products.

The space features ‘Power Pod’ fitting rooms: private, inviting spaces with soft finishes and a seating area for customer interaction. Reflecting the brand’s dedication to ethical consumption, the store has been fitted out using sustainable and environmentally friendly materials and stocks Sweaty Betty’s extensive range of women’s activewear, made with responsibly sourced and recycled fabric.

Also making its city debut is Space NK, which has launched a 1,850 sq ft store, featuring an edit of some of the world’s most desired beauty brands, including Drunk Elephant, Tatcha, Diptyque and Rare Beauty. Space NK Liverpool ONE follows the brand’s new flagship store design concept, and includes a dedicated consultation area for makeup and skincare, and a treatment room.

Mark Smith, COO at Sweaty Betty, commented: “Sweaty Betty’s opening at Liverpool ONE is a key moment for the brand, not only because we are making our standalone city debut but also showcasing our new customer-focused store concept. Sweaty Betty Liverpool ONE is our largest retail store in the north of England and provides us with the space and flexibility to introduce this exciting new model, offering visitors an enhanced Sweaty Betty experience.”

Andy Lightfoot, Space NK CEO, commented: “We are delighted to have launched our city debut at Liverpool ONE, bringing our new premium store concept to such a strategically important destination. This location has long been one of our most requested and so it is hugely exciting to finally open the doors to Space NK Liverpool ONE. We look forward to engaging with a new community and continuing to provide customers with our innovative and boundary-pushing offer.”

Rob Deacon, Senior Asset Manager at Grosvenor, added: “Peter’s Lane continues to evolve into a hotspot for high-end brands at Liverpool ONE, positioning the destination as a crucial location for premium retailers, and the arrival of both Sweaty Betty and Space NK is a testament to this. It is a huge vote of confidence in the destination that both brands have selected Liverpool ONE to be not only their debut city locations of choice but the home of their brand-new store concepts, bolstering the destination’s reputation as a hub for pioneering, first-rate retail concepts.”

The news of the duo of openings on Peter’s Lane follows the recent announcement that award-winning British luxury jeweller David M Robinson, is to launch its third store and a new city debut at Liverpool ONE this October. The 3,600 sq ft space will be a boutique in partnership with Swiss watch brand, TAG Heuer, marking LVMH’s first dedicated partnership in the city.

 

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