Westfield London has secured a raft of retailers for its luxury area as it nears its one-year anniversary.
The White City-based shopping centre — which opened to much fanfare on October 30 last year — said it will have drawn in 22 million shoppers by the end of this month.
For its luxury area, The Village, it has signed up designer footwear brand Jimmy Choo, which will take a 1,425 sq ft store; ladieswear brand Red Valentino, which will open a 1,565 sq ft shop; Valentino-owned ladieswear brand M Missoni, which has signed for a 1,875 sq ft store; high-end cashmere retailer Ballantyne, which will sell from 1,095 sq ft of space; and womenswear designer James Lakeland, which is set to open a 1,030 sq ft store. All shops are expected to open before Christmas.
Westfield UK/Europe managing director Michael Gutman said the shopping centre is 99% let — above the 97% Westfield national average. The Village is 95% let.
He said “many major retailers” are recording sales figures that put their Westfield London stores in “the top quartile of their portfolio”.
He added: “The centre had a very strong summer and is consolidating its role as a must-visit destination on the London tourism circuit.”
Westfield has also attracted mainstream retailers to the scheme including Ann Summers and jeweller Pandora. Homewares and fashion retailer The White Company is to open a second store in the centre, under the fascia Little White Company. It will open in the Kids Zone later this year.
Property agents CB Richard Ellis and DTZ acted for Westfield.