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Westquay to welcome Oliver Bonas


Independent British Lifestyle Store Oliver Bonas is the latest high profile brand to announce that it is coming to Hammerson’s flagship destination Westquay, in Southampton. Its new 1,800 sq ft unit will be only its second site on the South Coast and will be open in time for Christmas.

London’s fragrance experts Molton Brown recently opened at Westquay, and the destination has also welcomed a number of other exciting new brands in 2019, including luxury lifestyle brand The White Company, escape room concept Locked in a Room, and Chopstix Noodle Bar.

The new Oliver Bonas store will offer an eclectic mix of fashion, jewellery, accessories, homeware and furniture. Oliver Bonas opened its first shop in 1993, and has since grown its estate to over 70 stores across the UK. Over 25 years on, the brand’s team of designers remain inspired by the alchemy of great design and fresh thinking and the belief that design has the power to positively affect how we feel. New designs land in its store and online every week.

Iain Mitchell, UK Commercial Director at Hammerson, said: “The most successful brands are the ones that combine a strong online platform with experiential, engaging stores to provide a seamless experience for customers, and that’s exactly what Oliver Bonas delivers. What’s more, its unique, design-led products really set the brand apart. I’m sure the new store will be a footfall driver at Westquay and will really complement the broader lifestyle offer at the destination, which includes The White Company, Cath Kidston, and Flying Tiger Copenhagen.”

Oliver Tress, Founder and Managing Director of Oliver Bonas, said: “We are so excited to open our first store in Southampton. We have a carefully curated collection of our homeware, gifts and fashion, all designed in-house in our OB Studio, and have a fabulous team in store.”