Kick Game to open first Manchester store as its expansion continues

Kick Game has announced it will be moving into a 1,662 sq ft space at the Manchester Arndale shopping centre next month.
Manchester Arndale will be the fifth new store it has opened in the past 12 months
// Kick Game to open a 1,662sq ft store at Manchester Arndale
// The move to Manchester is the latest in the retailer’s UK expansion plans following store openings in London & Birmingham

Kick Game has announced it will be moving into a 1,662 sq ft space at the Manchester Arndale shopping centre next month.

The London-based retailer, founded by sneaker enthusiast brothers Rob and David Franks in 2013 and has become a destination-retailer which stocks rate and sold-out trainers and streetwear from brands such as Air Jordan, Nike, Yeezy, Off-White, Trapstar, Fear of God Essentials and Supreme.

Kick Game has capitalised on the rising demand for limited edition sneakers and streetwear and is targeting sales of £50 million by the end of 2022.


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The retailer also has a strong online presence with nearly 50,000 YouTube subscribers to its channel which regularly hosts well-known sneakerheads from across the world.

However, Kick Game is keen to increase its presence on the UK high street and Manchester Arndale will be the fifth new store it has opened in the past 12 months, after recently arriving at Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre and Birmingham’s Bullring & Grand Central, and is planning for further stores across the UK over the next two years.

Kick Game co-founder and COO Robert Franks said: “Manchester is a hugely diverse city – with people from all walks of life, with different cultures and backgrounds. But one thing that unites them is a mutual love of streetwear and sneaker culture. Kick Game is thrilled to become a hub for the community of sneaker lovers in Manchester, and we can’t wait to meet you all.”

M&G Real Estate portfolio director Scott Linard said: “We want to ensure that Manchester Arndale continues to retain its status as the home of leading fashion brands in the region so that it remains an exciting place for all of our customers to visit,”

“The arrival of an ambitious retailer such as Kick Game helps strengthens our position as the premier shopping destination in the North West, especially after recent lettings to a number of other popular high-end fashion brands.

“We are looking forward to working with Kick Game on its exciting plans for its opening in December, and the new store further increases our tenant mix ahead of the busy Christmas trading period.”

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