Twelve months after opening, Vitra has redesigned its largest dedicated consumer retail area at Heal’s on Tottenham Court Road, London. The newly reimagined space acts as both a retail touchpoint and also a source of inspiration for customers, featuring new launches, iconic pieces, sensory elements and dedicated spaces for children and families.
Luxury designer clothes and accessories retailer, Designer Exchange has opened on London's King’s Road. Designer Exchange extends the lifespan of highly sought-after clothing, shoes and accessories from high-end brands including Chanel, Hermes, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Louis Vuitton. The brand launched in 2013 and has since expanded its footprint across the UK, now selecting the King’s Road for its largest flagship (125 sq m) and only stockist of clothing and shoes.
News is circling that Amazon Go has its eyes on a location close to Oxford Circus in London, where it plans to open a checkout-free store. According to The Sunday Telegraph, industry sources said the push to open the store in the West End, Europe’s busiest shopping area, was being orchestrated by Amazon’s US team, and not out of the UK.
Coventry Building Society has launched a branch redesign programme, which will see the Society invest significantly in its network over the next five years. The Society is creating a more spacious, relaxed and friendly feel to its branches. The human touch is at the heart of the new look, with greater interaction between employees and members one of the main objectives.
US beauty retailer, Morphe Cosmetics has officially opened its first store outside London and second in the UK at the Bullring in Birmingham. Located on the middle level of the Bullring, the 306 sq m store offers Morphe’s full range of professional-grade makeup and brushes at affordable prices. The store features a backstage Studio Morphe, a professional space developed for education, entertainment, and content creation.
Cyber café brand, Wanyoo Café will make its European debut in London this winter. Located at 77-79 Charing Cross Road, part of Shaftesbury's Central Cross development, the 495 sq m cafe will offer gamers an eSports gaming station, leisure areas and co-working spaces.