Kate Spade opens first store outside London

Kate Spade

Luxury accessories brand Kate Spade has opened its first standalone store outside of London at Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent.

The New York-based retailer’s new 1600sq ft store marks its fifth UK branch, replacing Aspinal of London which downsized to a 1300sq ft unit at Bluewater.

“The premium retail experience provided by Kate Spade New York extends Bluewater’s appeal among affluent guests,” Bluewater co-owner and asset manager Robert Hardie said.

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“This latest opening joins a stellar line-up of aspirational and premium brands within the scheme.

“The launch clearly shows strong demand from high-end US brands to secure a foothold in Bluewater, following in the footsteps of Michael Kors and Coach.”

Kate Space president and chief creative said: “It’s incredibly exciting to be opening our first store outside of London.

“With a reputation as the leading retail and leisure destination in the UK, Bluewater was a clear choice for our first full-price store outside London.

“As an American brand with a global sensibility, we are looking forward to introducing the full breadth of the kate spade new york lifestyle offerings to new and existing brand fans in the region.”

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