The retailer will take a 3,272-sq ft store split across two floors. Marking its arrival in Leeds, the concept for its flagship store of the North will be similar to that of its Regent Street store in London. In addition to its popular ready to wear luxury fashion range the store will include a bespoke tailoring service.
Hackett joins an already strong line-up of aspirational retail brands at Victoria Gate, including Anthropologie, Cos, & Other Stories, The White Company and Maje, complemented by fine dining from international restaurant group, D&D.
Following Victoria Gateís launch next year, the new 575, 000- sq ft Victoria Estate which encompasses the adjacent Victoria Quarter, will transform the retail offer in Leeds as the scheme continues to attract aspirational retailers looking to expand outside the UKís capital city, giving a number of them a presence in the region for the first time.
Robin Dobson, director of retail development at Hammerson, said: ďSecuring Hackett, the renowned luxury British retailer, and giving it its debut in Leeds, is testament to the unique retail environment we are creating at Victoria Gate. By providing a best in class trading platform for premium, aspirational retailers, we are enabling them to get a foothold in a city that is fast becoming a world class retail, dining and leisure destination.Ē