Arket to open regional flagship in Liverpool One

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Arket has announced the plans to move into its fifth UK store less than a year after it launched, securing an 8611 sq ft site at Liverpool One.

The fashion brand, which launched last August as a subsidiary of H&M, is due to move into the new two-storey flagship in autumn this year.

This will be the young brand’s fifth store in the UK and second outside of London, with an 11,000sq ft store due to open in Kent’s Bluewater shopping centre this month.

Its new regional flagship will be situated in the heart of the Liverpool One shopping centre at 91-92 Paradise Street and will include a vegetarian café serving Nordic food.

“We entered the UK with two great central locations in London last autumn, followed by an opening in East London earlier this year,” Arket managing director Lars Axelsson said.

“Liverpool One is an innovative and inspiring shopping destination and we feel very excited about the opportunity to meet new customers and to expand our presence in the UK”

Grosvenor Europe director of asset management Alison Clegg added: “The signing of Arket secures one of Europe’s most interesting new brands for Liverpool One.

“Their presence adds even more appeal to our offer, which is unique in the North West and one of the most compelling in the UK.”

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