Hammerson announces that renowned British lifestyle store, Oliver Bonas, has chosen to significantly increase its presence at Cabot Circus. The brand is almost doubling the size of its store, moving from a 275 sq m space inside the mall to a 446 sq m unit in Cabot Circus’ Quakers Friars.
Since launching the first Oliver Bonas store in 1993, the brand has grown significantly, and now has 60 stores across the UK, with Cabot Circus home to the only Oliver Bonas in Bristol. When it opens this month, the new enlarged store will offer its full, eclectic range of fashion, jewellery, homeware and gifts.
Quakers Friars is a piazza in the grounds of Cabot Circus. Set against the historic backdrop of a 13th century Dominican Friary building, The area has a premium retail and restaurant tenant mix which includes Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Côte, Raymond Blanc’s Brasserie Blanc and the first L’Osteria restaurant in the UK. Oliver Bonas will trade alongside aspirational retailers Cos and Ted Baker in a store which enables the brand to sell a wider range of products in a design-driven, experiential format.
Iain Mitchell, UK Commercial Director, commented “We’re delighted that Oliver Bonas has chosen to increase its presence at Cabot Circus with a new, larger store. Known for its high quality products and innovative approach, the brand is a perfect fit the tenant mix at Quakers Friars. This upsizing follows a trend across our portfolio for retailers to invest in larger, more creative stores that allow them to seamlessly engage with customers and showcase their brand more effectively.”
A spokesperson at Oliver Bonas, said “We are excited to be relocating to a more spacious store in Bristol, near historic Quakers Friars. From store layout, to the fixtures and fittings themselves, our in-house creative team will design the new space, allowing us to offer our full collection across fashion and homeware”.