Fashion retailer River Island’s first stand-alone Accessories Boutique opened its doors on Saturday in the Victoria Centre, Nottingham.

The 1,721 sq ft store stocks footwear, bags, hats, scarves, sunglasses and jewellery, giving customers a stronger, dedicated accessories offering.  

The move from the fashion retailer comes after it recognised good sales growth in accessories.

Jewellery prices will start from £5, bags from £15, footwear from £25 and scarves and hats from £8.

River Island’s in-store design for the Accessories Boutique includes bespoke chandelier lighting, carpet wall coverings, architectural arches and a timber shop front to create a “unique rough lux vintage-feel”.

Various retailers have been trying out new store formats to play on their strengths. As revealed by Retail Week, House of Fraser opened its first click and collect store in Aberdeen last month.