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Luxury brands take flagship stores at Cabot Circus in Bristol


Hammerson announces that the global luxury retail brand, Hugo Boss will create a new 4,700 sq ft, two-level unit at Cabot Circus shopping centre in Bristol.

Located in Quakers Friars, a piazza in the shopping centre set against the historic backdrop of a 13th century Dominican Friary building, the brand’s new store will spearhead the centre’s aspirational shopping experience.

Alongside the new Hugo Boss store, Michael Kors has signed a new 4,900 sq ft unit to give the brand its first stand-alone store in the South West, located opposite Harvey Nichols.

Hugo Boss and Michael Kors, which are both due to open their new flagship stores in Autumn 2015, will be perfectly placed to complement the Quakers Friars line-up of leading retailers, including Harvey Nichols, Apple and GANT, and benefit from other international retailers, such as Victoria’s Secret, which recently signed up to take space in Cabot Circus.

Martin Bull at Hammerson commented: “Quakers Friars continues to appeal to premium global brands, such as Michael Kors, which has chosen to make its debut in the South West at Cabot Circus. At the same time, we are witnessing improving confidence amongst our established brands, such as Hugo Boss, taking larger stores to optimise their retail offering, against a continuing trend of growing sales and footfall. Providing such a broad and vibrant retail offer for our shoppers is key to ensuring Cabot Circus remains the region’s leading retail and leisure destination.”

Stephan Born, Managing Director Northern Hub at Hugo Boss added: “Since establishing a presence at Cabot Circus in 2008, Hugo Boss has resonated with local shoppers seeking luxury fashion in a premium destination. We are delighted to take such a prominent flagship store at the entrance to Quakers Friars, which will allow us to curate an even wider collection for our customers.”