Grosvenor has announced the launch of two independent fashion and accessory brands, Vincentius and TRIBUS, at Liverpool ONE. Both founded in Liverpool with local family roots, the luxury retailers have opened flagships stores at the destination, further elevating Liverpool ONE’s stylish retail offering for men.
Independent retailer Vincentius has unveiled its new flagship boutique at 20 Manesty’s Lane. Founded in 2017 by Liverpool-based brothers Thomas and Robert Hardwick, the brand quickly established a firm fan following for its premium, yet accessible, fashion offering.
The new 1,200 sq ft Vincentius store, featuring the artwork of a local graffiti artists throughout the interior, offers the brand’s full range of footwear, menswear, and childrenswear, all of which is locally designed in Liverpool, and manufactured to the highest quality.
The Official Global Wristwatch and Timing Partner of Liverpool FC, Swiss watch brand TRIBUS is displaying its watches to the public for the first time at its new 100 sq ft Liverpool ONE retail space on Wall Street. Following the signing of a long-term deal allowing TRIBUS to produce officially licenced Swiss-made watches for LFC, the brand’s first release is a special Champions model designed to celebrate the club’s first league title in 30 years.
Founded by three brothers who grew up on the Kop at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium, TRIBUS was established with a focus on Swiss engineering, collaboration and storytelling. Its watches are engineered in Lugano, Switzerland, utilising the country’s centuries-old talent for watchmaking; all of its movements and cases are Swiss-made. The core TRIBUS range has also been certified by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres, meaning they’re not only accurate to within seconds per day, but in the top 6% of all Swiss watches for timekeeping precision.
Alison Clegg, Director, Asset Management, Grosvenor Europe, commented: “Securing two retail signings of such a high calibre is a fantastic way for Liverpool ONE to see out the year, and puts us in very good stead as we approach 2021. We’re pleased to welcome these two innovative luxury brands to our retail mix, while fostering the strong local affiliations of both. Vincentius and TRIBUS will strengthen the premium experience at Liverpool ONE, while adding to the breadth of retail offer for men at the destination.”
Rob Hardwick Co-Founder of Vincentius Bespoke, added: “After trading for some time in the city and establishing our clientele, relocating the Vincentius flagship to Liverpool ONE is an exciting milestone which will strengthen and elevate our business. Vincentius will complement Liverpool ONE’s great balance of independent brands and larger retailers, and we look forward to introducing more customers to our premium product range.”
The duo of store openings follows a series of significant leasing announcements including British luxury jeweller, David M Robison, committing to a five-year lease renewal of its boutique on Liverpool ONE’s South John Street, and new retail openings at the destination, such as Sky’s first ever store, the iconic toy emporium Hamleys, and a new retail concept for Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand, Kenji.