Arrow set for relaunch in the UK

High street concessionaire BMB has acquired the licence for US menswear brand Arrow and promises to unveil the collection in Allders stores by December.

The brand has a preppy, New England feel, and BMB chairman and chief executive Peter Lucas sees scope to develop a dedicated chain.

'We will initially distribute Arrow through the channels where we have expertise (independents and concessions), but I would not rule out Arrow standalones in the next three to five years,' he said.

Arrow has a presence in 40 countries, including standalone shops in France and Spain, although the label has not been available in the UK for a decade.

The 50-piece collection includes jeans for£45, polo shirts for£30 and jumpers for£50.

BMB is also developing a designer womenswear business. It struck a deal with designer Elspeth Gibson last month, and will launch Studio Jeff Banks conces-sions in 20 Debenhams stores this week.