French Connection joins Manchester Arndale fashion line up

1st December 2023 | Jack Oliver

French Connection is set to open at Manchester Arndale, joining a growing fashion offering at the scheme.

The retailer has agreed a five-year lease for a 2,189 sq ft unit, and will offer a range of clothing, accessories, and footwear for both men and women.

The signing of French Connection at Manchester Arndale follows a flurry of lettings to fashion brands at the scheme. Names such as Dune, The North Face, Nike, Moss, and Sunglasses Hut have all recently joined the scheme, whilst Oseyo and Tortilla have bolstered the centre’s food and beverage offering.

The Manchester scheme also recently announced a significant upsize from River Island, as well as lease renewals from The Watch Lab, Thomas Sabo, and Claire’s.

Steve Gray, head of European retail asset management at Global Mutual, said: “We’re delighted to welcome French Connection to Manchester Arndale as we continue to attract top tier brands that cater to Manchester’s stylish clientele. With the centre now over 95% let, and brands like River Island and Thomas Sabo committing their future to the centre, we are confident in our ability to consistently deliver a premier retail experience.”

M&G Real Estate and Global Mutual act as joint asset managers of Manchester Arndale. Metis Real Estate and Time Retail Partners are the centre’s retained letting agents.


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