French fashion brand The Kooples to open three stores in London
19 Nov, 2010, London
The Kings Road boutique, located close to Peter Jones department store, will be the first to open, in just over two weeks. It comprises a total of 2,150 sq ft of sales and ancillary accommodation over ground and basement.
The Kooples was founded in 2007 by the Elicha family, who had previously established and subsequently sold Comptoir des Cotonniers to Fast Retailing. They have opened 60 boutiques in France, with over 28 in Paris. The Kooples clothing range is influenced by London’s Savile Row and the style has been described as ‘British Rock’. The image of the brand is championed by real-life couples, who promote the concept that the clothing can be worn by couples in tandem.
Duncan Gilliard, Surveyor, London Retail Team, Cushman & Wakefield, said, “Given the strong demand for prime retail property in central London, we are delighted to have assisted The Kooples on these three shops We are continuing to work with the retailer as it looks to expand in both central and London village locations.”
Cushman & Wakefield and Thomas Davidson & Partners represented Shaftesbury Plc, the landlord of 22 Carnaby Street. Thomas Davidson & Partners also advised the private landlord of 36 Kings Road. CWM advised F&C, landlord at 11 St Christopher’s Place.