DKNY and American Eagle are eyeing units at the Trinity Leeds shopping centre, Drapers understands.
DKNY is thought to be under offer to take a 2,000 sq ft unit at the Land Securities scheme, which was one of the only shopping centres to open during the downturn and celebrated its first birthday last week.
American Eagle is also thought to be eyeing a unit in Leeds, which is thought to be the retailer’s first location outside of London. Last autumn it emerged the business had shops under offer in Westfield London, Westfield Stratford City and Bluewater.
Several other fashion names are understood to be looking at a 5,000 sq ft unit occupied by value retailer Internacionale, which is currently in administration, although it is not known which businesses.
That unit is expected to stop trading in up to six weeks’ time, at which point it is thought it may be divided for two retailers or a solitary business could take its place.
European cosmetics brand Kiko is opening a 2,000 sq ft store at Trinity Leeds imminently.
Land Securities declined to comment.