Uniqlo to expand London footprint with new store in Angel
It’s been three months since Uniqlo opened a new store in London’s Spitalfields area and the Japanese clothing maker is already planning its next move.
CBRE Global Investors has announced that Uniqlo has taken a 15,000 sq ft anchor store at Angel Central, a shopping centre in Islington that is currently undergoing an £11m transformation.
Set to open in late 2019, the new Uniqlo store will occupy 5,300 sq ft on the ground floor and 10,200 sq ft at basement level. It will be opposite H&M and sell Uniqlo’s specialised LifeWear range, which focuses on good quality basics with a simple design.
Commenting on the signing, Laura Wilson-Brown, head of asset management UK at CBRE Global Investors, said: “We are thrilled to announce this international fashion brand joining Angel Central as the new anchor tenant. Uniqlo has firmly established itself as a leader in the retail marketplace and they will be a very popular addition to the scheme for our customers and the local community. We look forward to continuing to welcome other dynamic retail, restaurant and leisure tenants, alongside Uniqlo, to a revitalised Angel Central.”
Take Morikawa, CEO at Uniqlo EU, added: “It’s a privilege to be opening at North London’s most popular retail and leisure destination, with such a strong footfall and an exciting refurbishment, Angel Central is a very attractive location.”
Known for its understated aesthetic and product innovation, Uniqlo has now over 1,000 stores around the world. The new Angel store will join a retail mix that also includes fellow Japanese retailer Muji, premium cosmetics labels L’Occitane and Rituals and clothing brands Gap and Oasis.
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