New York fashion
house Coach will open its first store in the south east at Bluewater in Kent this September. The new 162 sq m store will be located on the Lower Guildhall and will feature authentic, modern, luxury and bespoke fittings to showcase the full range of men's and women's products.
'Coach is another great addition to Bluewater’s line-up of prestigious international retailers, with their boutique complementing our existing comprehensive range of the very best of brands from around the world,' says Russell Loveland, portfolio director at Landsec, co-owner and asset manager of Bluewater.
Joining Coach on the Guildhall is Belgian chocolatier, Godiva with the brand opening a 55 sq m store on the upper level, opposite Zara. The store will feature Godiva’s signature truffle-based products and speciality chocolate lines. An in-house team will translate the brand’s distinctive ‘Lady Godiva’ ethos into the interior, which will use dark woods and an opulent colour palette. Godiva is scheduled to open this autumn.
Organic health and beauty brand, Neal’s Yard Remedies completes the trio of signings at Bluewater this summer. The brand’s new 45 sq m store will be at the entrance to the Village Arcade on the Lower Guildhall and will feature the full range of luxury products for men and women.
'Both Godiva and Neal’s Yard Remedies are two very popular luxury additions and will have strong appeal amongst our guests, and both brands highlight Bluewater’s position as Europe’s leading retail and leisure destination,' says Loveland.
President of Coach Europe, Andrew Stanleick, adds: 'Coach are delighted to open in Bluewater this autumn as it is known as a fantastic shopping destination. We look forward to launching the Coach modern luxury experience and collections to the South East.'
New York fashion house Coach
, Russell Loveland
, Belgian chocolatier
, Neal Yard Remedi