Property firm Westfield has today announced five retailers will be opening stores in its West London shopping centre within the next few months.
Store launches will vary for each brand but will be inclusive of the period July 23rd 2012 to October 2012.
New York retailer Kate Spade is set to debut in the UK, unveiling a 1,130 sq ft store next week and Paris fashion brand Longchamp will take up 1,160 sq ft on August 1st, a coup for the luxury label which has never before expanded its portfolio into a shopping centre.
Another debut at Westfield London will be the premiere store in the UK for brand Angelica.
Designer fashion brand Diesel and the infant clothing retailer Trotters have also agreed to open soon and Kate Spade joins fellow US brands Rag & Bone and Opening Ceremony in its launching of a store presence capitalising on the busy shopping period expected during the London 2012 Olympic Games, though the centre is likely to entice fewer customers than its Stratford counterpart.
Bill Giouroukos, Director of Operations UK at Westfield, said that he is proud to provide a platform for brands developing into a different retail environment compared to the standalone store.
He commented: “We are particularly excited to add these cutting edge and highly desirable retailers to Westfield London.
“Each one provides a new offer to Westfield London, demonstrating our strong fashion product.
“We are incredibly proud of Westfield London’s world and UK firsts.
“Long term retailers and also brands are choosing our high traffic centre to launch their first stores or launch their world first products such as the recent Samsung Galaxy S3.
“Leisure, food and entertainment are also a huge focus with the largest daily entertainment programme underway this summer.”