Curated Makers and Kick Game join line-up at Trinity Leeds
Two new independent brands have joined the line-up at Landsec’s Trinity Leeds shopping destination in the run-up to Christmas.
Curated Makers, a marketplace that champion local independent businesses by providing them with space in a physical retail environment, has taken a pop-up space adjacent to Miniso. Having launched in Leeds in 2017, the brand has since gone on to have pop-ups in John Lewis, M&S, and Paperchase throughout the UK. Spanning 1,600 square fee, the shop is now showcasing crafted items from over 40 makers, creators and artists, all of whom come from the local area.
Megan Jones, founder of Curated Makers, said: “From our first-ever market stall in 2017, Curated Makers returns to Leeds with only our second standalone store. This is a great time for us as a business and for all our makers, who now have a physical space to showcase their craft in this bustling city. We truly believe in thinking big and shopping small, and it’s amazing to have that support from Landsec, and be placed in a destination like Trinity with huge footfall and retailers like Next and Primark on our doorstep.”
Meanwhile, rare sneaker reseller Kick Game has opened its fourth UK location at Trinity which its first in the North of England. The retailer sells exclusive sneakers from the likes of Nike, Adidas, Yeezy, Air Jordan, and Off-White, as well as streetwear from brands such as Trapstar, Fear of God, and Supreme. The new Trinity store on Albion Street was visited by Leeds United and England footballer Kalvin Phillips shortly after launch.
Robert Franks, co-founder of Kick Game, said: “It has been a dream of mine to open up our stores around the country – making our incredible collection of sneakers available to everyone, where they can see the product in real life and try them on. And Leeds has an incredible sneaker-culture, so it made total sense to open at Trinity, in the heart of the city. We are thrilled to be open and to have been supported by local hero Kalvin Phillips.”
Russell Loveland, Landsec’s senior portfolio director, said: “Landsec is committed to brand incubation, so finding great spaces for emerging brands in our prime retail locations is hugely important. By bringing in Curated Makers and Kick Game we have delivered on local demand.”
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