French fashion retailer Maje will open a Regent Street flagship next year, adding to its burgeoning UK presence.

The Maje flagship will open in spring 2018 and will be spread over 2,938 sq ft.

It will take the place of the L’Occitane shop, which will relocate to a larger Regent Street store.

Maje’s sister brand Sandro is in the midst of setting up shop on the street – it is set to unveil a 1,956 sq ft store later this year.

Maje has around eight UK standalone stores, mainly in London.

Maje and Sandro are part of the group SMCP, along with sister brand Claudie Pierlot. 

It has demonstrated impressive growth in recent years, with sales growing 33% to £522m during 2015 and EBITDA shooting up 44% to £82.8m.

That growth, unusual for a fashion brand, led to it being acquired by Chinese textiles firm Shandong Ruyi in March 2016 in a deal valued at £1bn.

The group had earlier considered floating, submitting documents for a possible IPO on the Paris stock exchange.