Stradivarius to add another string to St. David's bow with Welsh debut
23 January 2018
The St David’s Partnership, owners of St David’s in Cardiff, one of the UK’s premier retail and leisure destinations, has today revealed that international fashion brand, Stradivarius, has selected St David’s for its Welsh debut.
The new 5,200 sq ft store will be located on the Upper Grand Arcade, opposite H&M, and is due to open in Spring 2018. Established in 1994, Stradivarius has grown into a multinational brand with stores in over 60 countries around the world, and an online store stocking fashion-forward clothing, footwear and accessories.
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 addition: “The fashion offer at St. David’s continues to grow from strength to strength. The scheme consistently attracts leading international and home-grown brands emphasising its importance in the national retail landscape. Stradivarius is a key example of the appeal of St David’s as a high performing location within the UK.”
Gareth Dougherty, Real Estate Manager at Inditex, added: “We are delighted to bring Stradivarius to Cardiff. This will be our fifth store in the UK and the first in Wales. Stradivarius takes a youthful and feminine approach to fashion. It introduces new trends, designs and fabrics to its young customers and this store will embody the brand’s unique sense of style in the heart of the dynamic city of Cardiff”.
This announcement follows recent fashion openings at St David’s for 2017, including Oliver Bonas, CK Underwear, Lovisa and Kids around. Superdry also enhanced their store in autumn last year, which featured the brand’s first dedicated Superdry Sport entrance in the UK. In addition, Kurt Geiger relocated within St David’s, opening a 2,140 sq ft store on the Grand Arcade adjacent to Kids around in December.
JLL and Cushman & Wakefield advised the St David’s Partnership. Stradivarius dealt direct.
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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.
St David’s is anchored by Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and the largest John Lewis outside of London. The centre is also home to a mix of national and international retailers, such as Primark, New Look and River Island, in addition to 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 and wagamama.
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