The North Face to open new store in Manchester Arndale
The North Face is coming to Manchester Arndale
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Popular outdoor and streetwear company The North Face are set to move into Manchester’s Arndale Centre.
The North Face has signed a ten-year lease for a 3,630 sq ft unit on New Cannon Street inside the Arndale. The only other standalone North Face store in Greater Manchester is located at the Trafford Centre.
The company specialises in producing outdoor clothing and footwear, as well as skiing, climbing and other outdoor pursuits equipment. It will join a whole host of other international clothes stores that have moved into the city centre shopping mall recently, including Moss, Gilly Hicks, Hollister, Kurt Geiger, Carvela, and Tommy Jeans.
Since the start of the year alone Nike, Manchester City, Blue Banana, Be More Geek, Oseyo, Black Sheep Coffee, and Sunglass Hut have opened stores in the Arndale.
Steve Gray, Head of European Retail Asset Management at Global Mutual, joint asset managers of Manchester Arndale, said: “We are delighted that The North Face has become the latest big name brand to sign a long-term letting at Manchester Arndale. Our leasing activity since the pandemic has seen us welcome a truly diverse mix of international and local businesses, as well as a wide variety of retail, leisure, and F&B brands, to ensure there is something for everyone visiting Manchester Arndale.
“Through this approach, footfall has continued to strengthen and demand for well-placed units has remained, so high that we are approaching 100% occupancy, allowing us to avoid the struggles faced by other retail centres, and cement our position as the North West’s leading retail destination.”