Cath Kidston looking to review store estate

Cath Kidston is placing its store estate under review as it looks to “ensure our shops are in the best locations.”

The fashion and accessories retailer, known for its colourful prints, is poised to begin reviewing its portfolio on a case by case basis as a number of its leases reach their renewal date.

Stores in Bath and Chester have already been closed earlier this year, alongside the closure of its store in Westfield Stratford.

Despite the closures in its estate, Cath Kidston has assured it is “not looking to radically increase or decrease the number of stores we have in the UK”.

It added that instead it will “continue to close and open new stores to ensure we have the best estate possible” and is due to relocate its flagship Westfield store to the new outlet shopping destination at the O2 in Greenwich.

“Like all smart retailers, we are always reviewing our UK store network to ensure our shops are in the best locations,” a spokesperson said.

“The UK remains our largest market both in terms of sales and store numbers.”

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