Retail Property - Covent Garden lures four more designer names

Four new designer retailers have opened stores at Seven Dials in Covent Garden, reinforcing the tenant mix in the area to the north of the core Covent Garden shopping district.

Mathmos, originator of the lava lamp, has opened its first boutique at 8 Shorts Gardens after 40 years in business. Leather accessories retailer Bracher Emden has taken 46 Monmouth Street, while the Italian Moda Moda Accessory Lab has taken Unit 20 in the Thomas Neal Centre.

And the Hoxton Boutique has chosen Seven Dials for its second store, at 44 Monmouth Street, marking a move closer to mainstream retailing.