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Kurt Geiger signs long-term deal with Manolo Blahnik

Premium footwear retailer Kurt Geiger is teaming up with footwear designer Manolo Blahnik to create and manage boutiques within the footwear departments it operates in Harrods and Liberty.

Kurt Geiger operates the footwear departments in both Harrods and Liberty, and launched a boutique with Manolo Blahnik in Liberty in February. It is the first time that Manolo Blahnik will be sold in Harrods.

 The designer’s autumn 12 collection will launch in a personalised boutique in the London Knightsbridge retailer in July.

“We are extremely excited and privileged to be working with Manolo Blahnik, one of the world’s most inspired shoe designers,” said Kurt Geiger chief executive Neil Clifford.

“The collections are captivating and these new boutiques will make a truly fantastic addition to the experience offered in Kurt Geiger’s luxury shoe concessions in Harrods and Liberty.”

Prior to opening the boutique in Liberty in February, Manolo Blahnik operated just one store in the UK in Chelsea.

“The Liberty opening in February has been very successful and with Harrods being a breathtakingly beautiful store full of incredible heritage, seeing my shoes there in the next couple of months will be a special moment,” said Blahnik.

Kurt Geiger has 63 stores worldwide, 112 concessions within the UK and Europe’s major department stores and retails footwear via its website Kurtgeiger.com.

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