St David's celebrates a trio of retailer launches
7 November 2017
The St David’s Partnership, owners of St David’s in Cardiff, one of the UK’s premier retail and leisure destinations, has welcomed a trio of new store openings totalling over 5,000 sq ft including Oliver Bonas, CK Underwear and Kids around.
Last month, independent British lifestyle retailer, Oliver Bonas, entered the Welsh market opening a 2,290 sq ft store at St David’s. Located on the Hayes, the store has been created by an in-house team and stocks the brand’s eclectic and stylish range of fashion, jewellery, homeware and gifts alongside select featured brands.
Global designer underwear brand, CK Underwear, joins Oliver Bonas with the launch of a 715 sq ft store located on Lower Grand Arcade. The brand’s only standalone store in Wales features a clean look and feel, utilising modern metal display areas in conjunction with key campaign imagery. This store offers the label’s iconic ranges of underwear and swimwear for both men and women.
Completing the trio of new retail openings at St David’s is premium childrenswear brand Kids around. This stylish new 2,185 sq ft shop, located on the Lower Ground floor, is the company’s first in Wales and stocks designer brands including Hugo Boss and DKNY.
Speaking on behalf of the St David’s Partnership, a joint venture between Landsec and intu, Colin Flinn, Regional Managing Director - West, commented on the openings: “This critical mass of regional debuts and openings is fantastic for St David’s. CK Underwear, Oliver Bonas and Kids around join our premium retail line-up and highlight the centre’s regional draw for retailers and shoppers alike.”
This announcement follows the reopening of Superdry’s refurbished store this autumn, featuring the brand’s first dedicated Superdry Sport entrance in the UK.
St David’s is anchored by Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and the largest John Lewis outside of London. The centre is also home to 200 other shops and restaurants, with a particular focus on mixing national and international retailers, such as H&M, Primark, New Look and River Island, with premium brands and independents. These include Hugo Boss, Radley, Vivienne Westwood and Jo Malone. The dining offer at St David’s is equally impressive, with brands such as Jamie’s Italian, wagamama and Wahaca.
JLL and Cushman & Wakefield advised the St David’s Partnership. CWM represented CK Underwear, Colliers acted for Oliver Bonas and Harper Dennis Hobbs represented Kids around.
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About St David’s Cardiff
St David’s shopping centre provides over 1.4 million sq ft of retail and leisure space and over 180 stores. Since opening its doors in 2009, it has put Cardiff firmly on the map as one of the UK’s best shopping cities.
St David’s has secured a continuous stream of high calibre retailer and restaurant openings over the past five years, including many brands that have made their debut or introduced new concept stores into Wales such as H&M opening its top 3 performing store. Recent brands also include Barburrito, Scotts, Kiko, size? and Wahaca.
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