Manchester-based sportswear retailer Castore has opened doors to a first-of-its-kind flagship store in Dublin, Ireland.

The 1,690 sq ft space across two levels on Grafton Street is the brand’s first upscale flagship as it looks to reach its “highest potential in 2024 and beyond”.

The new concept store opened to the public last week and is located on one of Europe’s busiest shopping streets, joining other fashion retailers such as Jigsaw and Sweaty Betty.

As the official kit supplier to the Irish women’s and men’s football teams, as well as Leinster Rugby, McLaren and Red Bull, Castore’s new store sells various teamwear products, alongside its sportswear lines including the Light collection and recent Reiss collaboration. 

The retailer said this is the first of 24 flagships it plans to open across the UK and Ireland in 2024 as it hopes stores to serve as a touchpoint for new and existing customers.

Will Clarke, chief merchandising and operating officer, said: “As part of our growth expansion, we are thrilled to be opening our first concept store on Grafton Street – this offers a physical platform to showcase our products in an interactive way.

“It’s a very exciting time for Castore, as we’re determined to continue this growth trajectory and position the brand as a key player in the retail sports market.”