Present, Gieves & Hawkes, Ugg and luxury cashmere brand Colombo are the latest retailers lined up to open at a new fashion hub called Hackney Walk, which is currently under construction in east London.
Distributor and marketing firm Fourmarketing bought Shoreditch-based menswear independent Present out of administration last month, adding to its growing retail portfolio of premium destination stores. The Present store at Hackney Walk will stock Stone Island, CP Company and Woolrich.
“Premium off-price retail can often prove to be a gateway to full price seasonal transactions and as such we remain excited and intrigued as to how the business develops,” said Ben Banks, co-founder and director of Fourmarketing and retail director of Present.
The stores will be between 1,500 and 1,800 sq ft in size and will join existing retailers including Burberry, Aquascutum, Bally, Anya Hindmarch and Pringle of Scotland, alongside new signings including Matchesfashion.com, Joseph and Nike.