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Ben Sherman fetes Shoreditch store launch Wednesday, 13th June 2012
Photo credit: Ben Sherman Spring/Summer 2012 campaign
Almost fifty years after first launching its Brighton shirt factory, Ben Sherman remains at the forefront of that unequivocally British flavour for street-style fashion.
So it’s no surprise the brand chose to give its latest store a Shoreditch location. Working with leading niche retail property advisors CWM, Ben Sherman’s new east London store is situated at the heart of the burgeoning fashion retail scene on Commercial Street, joining Shoreditch locals Urban Outfitters, YMC, Topman, APC and Barbour.
Launching in time for the Jubilee celebrations at the start of June, Ben Sherman’s seventh London location will see the label dedicate an area of its concept store to guest brands that can be paired with its own products.
Shoreditch full of eastern promise as new retail hub announced Friday, 1st June 2012
Shoreditch’s latest retail development is set to add twelve state-of-the-art commercial units to the heart of the East End.
It seems scarcely a day goes by without news of another label opening up shop east of Liverpool Street, and there’s a reason why. Shed of its rough-round the edges infamy but retaining a good dose of cockney charm, east London has become the retail spot to watch for brands looking to appeal to a whole new generation of Londoners.
Located at the apex of Brick Lane and a stone’s through from the newly opened Boxpark, Avant-garde consists of twelve commercial units ranging from 775-10,130 sq ft, with a mix of possible uses perfectly suited to a variety of retail opportunities.
Leading niche retail property advisers CWM will act on behalf of the Avant-garde development, which will also house 360 residential apartments.
Amnesty International to open an east London store Friday, 18th November 2011
Amnesty International is to launch its first bricks-and-mortar retail space this month in east London’s Boxpark development.
The Boxpark mall comprises of retail units made from recycled shipping containers and designs by consultancy Popstore.
Brian MacShane, co-founder of Popstore, says: “We wanted to give the store an urban feel, due to its location [in Shoreditch] and we’ve used steel pipe fixtures and pendant lights reclaimed from the Dunlop factory.”
Popstore also used posters from Amnesty International’s archive to decorate the right-hand and rear walls.
Amnesty International is set to launch a new product collection, consisting of jewellery, ceramics, scarves, cups, saucers and printed art pieces.
The store is set to open on the 28 November.
Beyond Retro opens new Dalston store in style Thursday, 15th September 2011
My-Retail Media seems to be on a roll with East End openings this week, as we headed over to Dalston to check out Beyond Retro’s latest vintage haven.
Having taken over yet another warehouse, Beyond Retro’s latest offering was packed to the (bare) rafters last night as vintage fanatics piled in to the 10,000 sq ft flagship store.
Armed with Koppaberg and pizza, we stayed well into the night to shop the rails of second hand finds, as bands and DJs played for the crowds. We’ll definitely be back to sample the coffee shop which is scheduled to open in a fortnight.
Westfield works its magic Tuesday, 13th September 2011
The nation’s high streets may remain in dire straits, but over in London’s Stratford, Westfield has put a spell on shoppers.
Tens of thousands of shoppers this morning queued for hours to be amongst the first to visit London’s largest shopping centre. Many had set up camp over 20 hours ago to take advantage of the Day One special discounts Westfield’s retailers ran to celebrate the launch of the £1.45 million centre.
Stars flocked to a red carpet opening ceremony hosted by Pixie Geldof and Nick Grimshaw, which saw pop star Nicole Scherzinger performed live.
Despite the gloomy economy the Stratford centre has now filled 96 per cent of its 300 stores, as retailers pin their hopes on the Australian retail property specialists’ latest offering.
Look out for My Retail Media’s first impressions report on the centre later this week.
East London’s Beyond Retro heads to Glasgow Monday, 1st August 2011
Beyond Retro has hired Michael Peddar & Co as its property agent to help it expand.
Estates Gazette this morning reported that the second-hand clothing retailer has signed up a 10,000 sq ft store at Simpson House, on Stoke Newington Road, in east London. It is now considering properties in Glasgow. It has three locations in London and one in Brighton.
CWG looks to end East London’s tale of two cities Friday, 29th July 2011
Canary Wharf Group says it is working towards the day when all local residents benefit from east London’s economic growth.
Estates Gazette this morning reported the comment from Howard Dawber, strategic adviser, having spoken for an article in The Times about the poverty that exists just a couple of miles down the road from the Docklands development.
Westfield’s Stratford Mall already 90% full Thursday, 14th July 2011With just two months to go before Stratford City opens its doors, the retail Mecca is now more than 90 percent full.
Westfield’s £1.45 billion centre has defied the high street downturn by landing a host of big name retailers.
Zara owners Inditex is the latest to sign up, planning three stores at the 1.9 million sq ft mall adjacent to the Olympic stadium. Zara will occupy a 27,000 sq ft double-height unit, along with two smaller stores for its Pull & Bear and Bershka brands.
Inditex will join Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Superdry, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. The centre’s launch on 13 September will be timed with the opening on London Fashion Week.
Kate and Wills promote London’s Tech City Friday, 8th July 2011The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will help promote London’s Tech City at an investment-promotion event in Beverly Hills today, according to Estates Gazette.
Tech City is thought to be Europe’s fastest-growing technology hub, based around Shoreditch and Old Street.