Custo ponders UK store debut in London

Spanish fashion business Custo is looking for its first UK store as it seeks to extend its brand recognition internationally.

Custo, which is known for its designer T-shirts, generates sales of about EUR 32 million (£22 million).

Most of the fashion label's sales are achieved through department stores, but Custo also has standalone shops in cities, including Barcelona and Chicago.

It has now instructed its property agents in Spain, DTZ Debenham Tie Leung, to find properties in key cities worldwide, including London.

It is thought Custo will seek to open in an area such as Covent Garden, which would act as a base for the brand to boost its profile in the UK.