Manchester-based sportswear brand Castore has opened a first-of-its-kind flagship on Grafton Street, Dublin, as it sets out to reach its “highest potential in 2024 and beyond”.

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Castore has opened a flagship store in Dublin

The new concept store is the first step for the retailer towards growing “a portfolio of bespoke, upscale flagship stores” and represents “Castore’s relentless pursuit of innovation and the commitment to exceed expectations for themselves and customers”.

The 1,690 sq ft space spread across two levels on 34 Grafton Street will serve as a touchpoint for Castore, offering both new and existing customers a chance to experience the brand first-hand.

The retailer said it plans to open 24 new concept stores across the UK as part of its growth strategy and to position the brand “as a key player in the retail sports market”.

Will Clarke, chief merchandising and operating officer at Castore, said: “As part of our growth expansion, we are thrilled to be opening our first concept store in 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.”