River Island upsizes at Trafford Centre

7th June 2023 | Jack Oliver

River Island has relocated and upsized at Manchester’s Trafford Centre, opening a new concept store.

The fashion retailer has opened in a 21,000 sq ft former TopShop store, and looks to create an integrated service with self-checkout tills and interactive changing rooms.

River Island’s new store will offer a range of menswear, womenswear, and kidswear, as well as a range of accessories.

Russell Loveland, the director of UK asset management at Pradera Lateral, Trafford Centre’s asset manager, said: “River Island is a high street giant and a significant tenant for us here at Trafford Centre. We are delighted that the brand has decided to invest in its presence at the centre with the opening of this impressive new concept store.”

Gemma Scarfe, digital and marketing director at River Island, said Manchester has been on the retailer’s radar for some time.

“We’re delighted to have identified a new, larger retail space that will deliver a fun and refreshing shopping experience to our loyal customers as well as complement the thriving city”, she added.


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