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Is East London becoming a high-end fashion hub?


This week marks the topping ceremony for Hackney Walk, the first luxury fashion outlet district in London. It has officially been placed on the map.

As part of a development programme following the 2011 London riots, Hackney Walk seeks to offer the ultimate platform for high-end brands to deliver new and innovative concepts in outlet retail. The location is increasingly accessible with transport links citywide

“I believe that Hackney Walk will play a major role in the continued innovation and growth of the UK’s fashion and fashion retail industry and most importantly in keeping Hackney at the forefront of the industry,” said Jack Basrawy, Executive Chairman and Founder of Hackney Walk. Hackney is fashion.

The UK fashion industry is one of the gems of our economy and often I feel that it is undervalued. The vibrancy, creativity and not to mention, revenue, that it brings to the UK and specifically to areas like Hackney, and East London, is vital.

“As a landlord, all of the income we generate is reinvested back into the railway but we know that real value lies in working with our tenants and others in creating vibrant, and unique places that not only attract customers, but also inspire,” said Digby Nicklin, Director of Commercial Estate at Network Rail.

The area has is up and coming in the fashion scene and the likes of Anya Hindmarch, Burberry, Bally, Aquascutum and Pringle of Scotland which opened nearby in 2013, will be joined by Nike, Joseph, Stone Island and luxury etailer Matches Fashion.


Published on Wednesday 09 March by Veebs Sabharwal

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