Luxury life and style brand, Kate Spade New York, has officially selected Liverpool ONE, managed by Grosvenor Europe, for the launch of the global style house’s only dedicated pop-up store in the UK. The New York City-based brand has hand-picked a 2,625 sq ft unit on Peter’s Lane to be the first boutique outside of London and Scotland. Opening on 6th December 2019, the pop-up will house Kate Spade New York’s collection of lifestyle accessories, including the brand’s iconic handbags, attire, shoes, jewellery, homeware and tech accessories.
Since launching in 1993 with six essential handbag designs, Kate Spade New York has grown into a global fashion house synonymous with polished ease and sophisticated femininity. The pop-up store will be fitted out with the brand’s signature tonal shades of pink, rose gold and deep green with mixed materials including marble, velvet and metal.
Alison Clegg, Director, Asset Management, Grosvenor Europe, commented on the signing: “Peter’s Lane is now well-established and curated hub for global luxury names, which is reflected by this Kate Spade New York signing. This is the latest in a series of premium retailers to seek out the destination, including ROX Jewellers boutique and Mint Velvet. The pop-up store will add to the festive atmosphere we are creating throughout the destination and give visitors another reason to love Liverpool ONE.”
Nicola Glass, Creative Director of Kate Spade New York, added: “We’re incredibly proud to be unveiling our new shop at Liverpool ONE, our brand and everything we make are a celebration of women—their personal style, confidence and realness. I’ve seen so much opportunity to evolve the brand since I started, and for me this new retail vision that customers will see reflected in this pop-up, is a much more modern expression of our original DNA and personality. We’re excited to be sharing our vision of optimistic femininity with Liverpool shopper, just in time for the holiday season.”
The announcement of the Kate Spade New York boutique coincides with the re-opening of Footasylum on Paradise Street on Friday 29 November, following a complete re-fit of its existing 16,973 sq ft store to become the brand’s latest flagship site.
This news also follows the recent announcements that international womenswear label Mint Velvet has also signed at Liverpool ONE’s Peter’s Lane, marking the brand’s debut in the city, while luxury jewellers ROX have selected the destination for its regional flagship.
Cushman and Wakefield and Metis acted for Liverpool ONE. SPACE Retail Property Consultants represented Kate Spade New York.