ARKET will open its fourth store in the UK on Friday 18 May. The opening follows the brand's launches in August 2017 with stores on Regent Street and Covent Garden in London, as well as in Copenhagen, Brussels, Munich and Amsterdam, and an online store in 18 European markets. The retailer will also be opening a store at Liverpool ONE in early Autumn 2018.
The Bluewater store will be ARKET's first UK store outside of London's city centre. Occupying approximately 1,000 sq m, the space will be a modern-day market with essential products for women, children and the home. A second floor will accommate the men's collection and will open later this summer.
ARKET also includes a vegetarian cafe based on the New Nordic Food Manifesto and its vision of quality ingredients and healthy living.
'We chose London as the city to launch last Autumn and have had a great reception in the UK during our first year. We're very happy to have the opportunity to grow and meet new customers, and look forward to being part of the exciting diversity of brands at Bluewater,' says ARKET's managing director, Lars Axelsson.