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LK Bennett steps into LDO

Published:  27 November, 2012

LK Bennett is the latest fashion brand to sign at London Designer Outlet, the Capitalís first designer outlet centre, currently under construction at Wembley.

The luxury British fashion house, renowned for its signature shoe collection, will occupy a 1,900 sq ft unit on a 10 year lease.

With LDO due to open in Autumn 2013, Quintain has embarked on the final phase of the leasing programme which will see it target luxury, designer and top-end high street brands. LK Bennett, which has 120 shops across the UK, Europe and the US, follows hot on the heels of US-based designer Max Studio, Guess and urban fashion brand Superdry, all of which have committed to taking space at the centre in the past few months.

Phil Cottingham, head of retail at Quintain, said: ďLK Bennett is one of Britainís premier fashion brands boasting a strong international profile, and will therefore appeal to both the primary catchment and the thousands of tourists that visit Wembley every year. It is a great addition to the line-up at LDO and we are delighted to have them on board.Ē

LDO is 52 per cent (by Year One base rent) exchanged or in solicitorsí hands a year ahead of opening. The anchor retailers include Nike, Gap, Clarks and Marks & Spencer, and Quintain has secured a strong line-up of restaurants including Prezzo, Handmade Burger Co, Las Iguanas and TGI Fridays, with the latter already open. The 350,000 sq ft centre will also include a new nine-screen Cineworld seating up to 1,800 people.

LDO is located adjacent to Wembley Stadium, Wembley Arena and a new four star Hilton hotel which opened in July.