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Four more sign at Highcross Leicester

Published:  08 April, 2008

Four more fashion brands are to make their trading debut in Leicester this Autumn. Ghost, G-Star, Henleys and Lacoste are the latest fashion retailers to sign up to Highcross, the £350 m shopping and leisure destination being developed by Hammerson and Hermes.

Denim urban wear retailer G-Star is to open a 3,000-sq ft store, while young fashion brand Henleys is to trade from a 2,250-sq ft unit.. French sporting label Lacoste has taken 2,700 sq ft and British fashion brand Ghost 1,000 sq ft.

The four newcomers join a growing fashion line-up which already includes Arcadia, Hobbs, All Saints, Zara, Reiss, Hugo Boss, Next, H&M, New Look, River Island and Republic. Body, skincare and fragrance brand, L’Occitane, will also be making its city centre debut at Highcross Leicester, with the opening of an 800-sq ft boutique.

Set to open in Autumn 2008, Highcross Leicester will absorb the existing Shires shopping centre to become a single vibrant destination of over a million sq ft incorporating over 100 aspirational fashion retailers, three department stores – John Lewis, Debenhams, and House of Fraser – 120 contemporary apartments, 3,000 parking spaces, and Leicester’s first city centre multiplex cinema.

Sheila King, director of UK retail leasing at Hammerson, said: “G Star, Ghost and Henleys are among the industry’s leading brands for young contemporary fashion. Their presence at Highcross will re-establish Leicester as a key centre for the latest urban styles and will complement the mix of established as well as more sophisticated brand offerings.”

Joint letting agents for Highcross Leicester are Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ.