Three top brands boost intu Lakeside’s retail offer
THREE big brands are welcomed to intu Lakeside’s growing aspirational retail mix.
British lifestyle brand Cath Kidston has opened a new store at the retail and leisure destination in the run up to Christmas and Italian hoisery retailer Calzedonia and lingerie brand Intimissimi are due to arrive next summer, ahead of the launch of intu Lakeside’s leisure extension at the end of 2018.
A number of high-end retailers including Hugo Boss, Mac and Victoria’s Secret are already in place at the centre and intu is expanding its offer by creating 175,000 sq ft of extra space for incoming leisure brands like Nickelodeon and Hollywood Bowl as well as 11 new restaurants.
Rebecca Ryman, regional managing director at intu, said: “Cath Kidston, Calzedonia and Intimissimi are the latest top brands to select intu Lakeside as the right destination from which to attract a high proportion of female and affluent customers from across the south east.
“We’re strengthening intu Lakeside’s quality shopping experience with a number of exciting brands signing up for new or extra space, and the opening of intu Lakeside’s complementary leisure offer next year will provide more places for shoppers to dine and play as part of their visit with us.”
Sue Carvell, commercial director at Cath Kidston said: “Cath Kidston’s expansion in its home market forms a key part of our current strategy and we’re incredibly excited to be opening our new store in one of the UK’s key retail destinations in time for the Christmas trading period”.
Cath Kidston has taken 1,492 sq ft and Calzedonia and Intimissimi’s dual-fronted store will be 1,606 sq ft.