Two more brand sign at Bluewater
Published: 02 June, 2016
Bluewater welcomes Mint Velvet and Michael Kors
Mint Velvet is to launch its first UK stand-alone store in a non-high street location at Bluewater. Located on the Lower Guildhall opposite Reiss, the 1,900-sq ft boutique will hold the brand’s latest womenswear collections, accessories and footwear.
Joining Mint Velvet is Michael Kors, with a 2,800-sq ft boutique on the Lower Guildhall as part of Land Securities’ strategy of creating a series of unique statement stores at Bluewater.
At the same time LK Bennett is relocating on the Lower Guildhall in a 1,900-sq ft store next to Mint Velvet while Jigsaw is relocating to the Lower Guildhall into a 1,000-sq ft boutique, adjacent to L’Occitane. All four brands will open this summer.
Russell Loveland, portfolio director at Land Securities, co-owner and asset manager of Bluewater, said: “Mint Velvet is a very strong addition to Bluewater’s premium line-up, and it is reflective of the centre’s status in the industry that it will be the location of the brand’s first non-High Street store in the country. Michael Kors is equally significant and the two, together with the new stores for LK Bennett and Jigsaw, reaffirm Bluewater’s position as the first choice location in the South East for premium brands.”
CBRE and Time Retail Partners acted for Bluewater. SiteWorks Retail acted for Mint Velvet, CWM for Michael Kors and Orme Retail for LK Bennett and Jigsaw.