Luxury menswear store to open in Leeds

BIG NAME: Hackett is to open in �165m Victoria Gate development.
BIG NAME: Hackett is to open in �165m Victoria Gate development.
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A LUXURY menswear brand has become the latest big name to announce that it will open a store at the £165m Victoria Gate development in Leeds, which is due to be completed next year.

Hackett said its new store at Victoria Gate will act as its flagship for the North of England.

Hackett mens

Hackett mens

The retailer will take a 3,272 sq ft store, which will be split across two floors and modelled on its Regent Street store in London.

Apart from selling its ready to wear luxury fashion range, the store will also include a bespoke tailoring service.

Hackett joins the line-up of retail brands that have already committed to Victoria Gate, including Anthropologie, Cos, & Other Stories, The White Company and Maje, along with the international restaurant group, D&D.

Robin Dobson, the director for retail development at project developer Hammerson, said yesterday: “Securing Hackett, the renowned luxury British retailer, is testament to the unique retail environment we are creating at Victoria Gate.

“By providing a best in class trading platform for premium, aspirational retailers, we are enabling them to get a foothold in a city that is fast becoming a world class retail, dining and leisure destination.”

Work started in April 2014 on the Victoria Gate retail development, which is expected to open in late 2016.

The development will house one of the largest John Lewis stores outside of London.

The designs also include a casino, a multi-storey car park for up to 1,000 cars, and the Victoria Gate arcade which has 30 stores, restaurants, cafes and leisure space.

Hammerson is working with construction contractor Sir Robert McAlpine and Leeds City Council to deliver the scheme, which will play a major role in enhancing the city’s reputation as a retail destination.