Three retailers have signed to open stores in Bluewater, including Aspinal of London, which will open its first store outside the capital in the centre.
The luxury leather accessories retailer will open its fifth UK store in a 1,596 sq ft unit in time for Christmas.
Accessories chain Pandora is to open its second store at Bluewater. The retailer – famed for its charm bracelets – will open in a 1,567 sq ft unit before Christmas.
Portuguese menswear brand Sacoor will open its this store in the UK at Bluewater, in store covering 1,950 sq ft store in spring 2012.
Womenswear retailer Whistles is relocating its store and will launch a new format in the centre before Christmas.
Paperchase is also relocating, to a 2,864 sq ft store in time for Christmas.
Chairman and founder of Aspinal of London Iain Burton said Bluewater’s “combination of quality, focus, brand-led philosophy and well-documented success is both unique and the perfect complement to Aspinal of London.”
Guy Thomas, head of retail leasing at Bluewater owner Lend Lease, said: “All five are powerful endorsements of Bluewater’s enduring appeal as a first-choice destination for premium brands.”
DTZ and CBRE acted for Bluewater. Wilson McHardy represented Aspinal of London. CBRE acted for Sacoor and Paperchase, Stephen Kane and Co for Pandora, and Retail Property Services for Whistles.