St David's puts best foot forward with Skechers signing
The St David’s Partnership, owner of St David’s in Cardiff, one of the UK’s premier retail and leisure destinations, has today announced the signing of global lifestyle and performance footwear brand, Skechers, set to open in the Autumn.
As an international brand growing its portfolio, Skechers will offer shoppers at St David’s a range of footwear from its collection of over 3,000 different styles, under their ethos of quality, innovation, and comfort. Designed by an in-house team, the new 5,229 sq ft Skechers store – located adjacent to Footlocker on Town Wall – will reflect their athletic theme and include their signature electric colours.
Speaking on behalf of the St David’s Partnership, a joint venture between Landsec and intu, Kate Grant, intu’s regional managing director, said: “Skechers provides a fantastic addition to our international line-up at St David’s, one of the UK’s leading retail and leisure destinations. Athleisure and footwear are consistently strong categories for St David’s, as we continue to attract leading brands to add to our retail line-up. With Skechers’ global profile and on-trend performance wear, they’ll certainly appeal to the St David’s customer.”
The letting of this unit to Skechers’ as a company store follows the recent opening of the new Levi’s® regional flagship store on Grand Arcade.
JLL and Cushman & Wakefield advised the St David’s Partnership. CBRE advised Skechers.
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About St David’s Cardiff
St David’s shopping centre provides over 1.4 million sq ft of retail and leisure space and over 180 stores. Since opening its doors in 2009, it has put Cardiff firmly on the map as one of the UK’s best shopping cities.
St David’s has secured a continuous stream of high calibre retailer and restaurant openings over the past five years, including many brands that have made their debut or introduced new concept stores into Wales such as Superdry opening its first dedicated Superdry Sports entrance in the UK. Recent brands also include Bershka, Slim Chickens and Daniel Wellington.
St David’s is anchored by Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and the largest John Lewis outside of London. The centre is also home to a mix of national and international retailers, such as Primark and River Island, in addition to premium brands and independents. These include Hugo Boss, Radley, Vivienne Westwood and Jo Malone. The dining offer at St David’s is equally impressive, with brands such as Wahaca and wagamama.
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