Canadian outdoor apparel and accessories brand Arc’teryx is set to upsize its Covent Garden store, Shaftesbury Capital has announced.
Taking a 8,000 sq ft unit at 42 King Street, the retailer’s upsize represents a 400% increase of its current footprint within the London destination.
Arc’teryx will sit adjacent to the Covent Garden Piazza, alongside retailers such as Glossier, Apple, and Aesop. The store will offer a range of technical gear, footwear, and accessories for a number of outdoor sports, including mountaineering, climbing, hiking, and skiing.
The retailer’s current store at 49 Long Acre – which opened two years ago – will remain open until early next year, when the new store launches.
Michelle McGrath, executive director at Shaftesbury Capital, said: “Arc’teryx is a leader in the outdoor performance wear sector and having seen a strong performance from their first store in Covent Garden, we are excited to welcome their new enlarged concept on King Street. We always strive to identify opportunities where we can support high growth retailers within our portfolio and the investment in a larger flagship store demonstrates our approach in providing opportunities for existing tenants, as well as new.”
The news of follows the recent launch of footwear and apparel brand HOKA, which opened its first retail location in Europe at 2-3 James Street. The 1,750 sq ft flagship store showcases the brand’s full range of footwear, apparel, and accessories.