HARVEY NICHOLS CHOOSES LIVERPOOL ONE FOR A NEW CONCEPT STORE
Harvey Nichols, the UK’s premier fashion, beauty and lifestyle retailer, has chosen Liverpool ONE in which to launch a new concept, small format store.
Harvey Nichols will occupy the 22,000 sq ft former Habitat store in Peter’s Lane, Liverpool ONE’s fashion hub. Details of the new store concept will be released in Spring 2012, and the store will open in Autumn 2012.
Commenting on the news, Miles Dunnett, Head of Asset Management, Grosvenor Liverpool Fund, said: “There is no better testament to the success of
Liverpool ONE, and indeed Liverpool, than Harvey Nichols’ decision to choose it for this new-format store.
“This is the crowning glory of a very successful year for Liverpool ONE. Footfall for 2011 was up by more than 5% compared to 2010, and sales have increased by over 10% for the year. According to a report by independent research firm, Javelin, more people than ever before from across the North West are visiting Liverpool ONE as their first choice shopping destination, increasing the total catchment by 27% on the previous year.”
Joseph Wan, Chief Executive at Harvey Nichols, added: “Liverpool ONE is the number one shopping destination at the heart of this great city. Liverpool ONE serves a large catchment area, with a loyal and discerning customer, and there is no better place from which to launch this exciting new concept.”
Interestingly, this will be Harvey Nichols’ second store opening in Liverpool ONE in twelve months. In September, Harvey Nichols Foodmarket pop-up shop made its debut in Liverpool ONE’s Peter’s Lane. The temporary store has been a great success, exceeding the brand’s expectations in terms of sales and positive customer feedback.
The news that Harvey Nichols has chosen Liverpool ONE for a new concept is the culmination of a successful final quarter of 2011. Over 950,000 people visited Liverpool ONE in the week before Christmas, representing a 30% increase on the previous year.
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About Harvey Nichols Group:
Harvey Nichols was founded in 1831 and is today the UK’s premier fashion retailer, renowned both in the UK and internationally for the breadth and depth of its exclusive fashion merchandise. It offers many of the world’s most prestigious brands in womenswear, menswear, accessories, beauty and food.
Harvey Nichols currently has stores in London, Leeds, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester and Bristol in the UK, Dublin in the Republic of Ireland and internationally Riyadh, Dubai, Istanbul, Ankara, two stores in Hong Kong and coming soon, Kuwait.
The London flagship store is located in the heart of Knightsbridge, London’s most fashionable and exclusive shopping district. The store has a gross floor area of approximately 220,000 square feet.
In addition to its fashion retailing business, Harvey Nichols successfully redeveloped the top floor of the London flagship store to create a Restaurant, Bar, Café, Wine Shop and Foodmarket which have become destinations in their own right. A similar concept operates from the top floors of all Harvey Nichols full-size stores.
Harvey Nichols launched its first stand-alone restaurant in 1996, the highly successful Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie, with spectacular views of the River Thames. A further restaurant, Prism, opened in the financial district of the City of London in 1999.
In April 1996, Harvey Nichols obtained a full listing on the London Stock Exchange and for the subsequent period of almost seven years remained as a listed company. February 2003 saw the return of Harvey Nichols to private ownership and Harvey Nichols Group Limited is now owned by the Hong Kong based retail magnate, Dr. Dickson Poon whose retail businesses extend to North America, Europe, Japan, China and South-East Asia.
Further information on Harvey Nichols can be found on the website www.harveynichols.com
About Liverpool ONE
Liverpool ONE is one of Europe’s leading retail and leisure destinations, set in the heart of Liverpool City Centre, and is the perfect place to shop and unwind this Christmas. Built around the existing streets of Liverpool, the 1.65million sq ft contemporary open-air complex is a stylish must-visit for those who love to shop, eat, drink and relax.
Liverpool ONE has over 160 stores, bars and restaurants, a fantastic 14 screen cinema, an indoor adventure golf course and a five-acre park. Stores include high street favourites such as Topshop, John Lewis, Debenhams, Karen Millen, Whistles and Reiss – as well as a range of restaurants, bars and cafes with something to suit everyone’s taste from Palm Sugar Lounge to the fantastic Jamie’s Italian!
Parking for Liverpool ONE is located at three secure Q-Park car parks. The multi-storey Q-Park John Lewis offers 580 spaces and links direct to the John Lewis store; Q-Park Liverpool ONE (as accessed via Strand Street) is a 2000-space underground car park; and Q-Park Hanover Street, a 560-space multi-storey car park on the edge of Liverpool ONE.