Three international luxury labels are preparing to open their debut UK stores after signing for units at high-profile London locations.

US labels Marc by Marc Jacobs – the designer’s diffusion range – and Rick Owens have both secured their first UK stores in the West End.

Meanwhile, luxury Italian linen retailer Frette is to re-enter the country with a store at Westfield London after leaving the UK in the late 1990s. The international brand had traded out of its Bond Street store since 1977, its only shop in the UK.

The Marc by Marc Jacobs shop, due to open in March, will be the label’s first standalone UK venture. It has 22 stores throughout the US, Europe and Asia.

Marc Jacobs owns 54 stores around the world under both the Marc Jacobs and Marc By Marc Jacobs fascias, including seven European stores – Paris, Madrid, Copenhagen, Moscow, Athens, London and Istanbul.

The designer has one eponymous store in the UK, which sells the brand’s top-end clothing range on Mayfair’s Mount Street. Its sister brand’s 3,000 sq ft (280 sq m) shop will open nearby on the corner of Mount Street and South Audley Street. It is considering plans to roll out more diffusion range stores in city centres throughout the UK
Rick Owens is sold in high-end fashion retailers in the UK, but its South Audley Street store, which will open in April, will be its first standalone venture.

Frette has signed for a 3,000 sq ft store over two levels at Westfield London in one of the few remaining luxury area units.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Peter Mace acted for Frette. He said: “It’s good news for Westfield London that Frette has chosen the centre for its comeback.”

Frette has around 60 stores in Europe and while the retailer has not made clear its long-term intentions for the UK, it will consider a wider roll-out, according to Mace. “I think it will be a case of seeing how this goes and then they will review the options,” he said.