Manchester Arndale has announced that luxury streetwear retailer Kick Game will be moving into a 1,662 sq ft space at the centre in December 2021.
The London-based retailer has capitalised on the rising demand for limited edition sneakers and streetwear and is targeting sales of £50 million by the end of 2022.
The retailer has a strong online presence with nearly 50,000 YouTube subscribers to its channel which regularly hosts well-known sneakerheads from the world of music and fashion.
Manchester Arndale will be the fifth new store it has opened in the past 12 months, after recently arriving at Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre and Birmingham’s Bullring & Grand Central, and is planning for further stores across the UK over the next two years.
Scott Linard, portfolio director at M&G Real Estate, said: “We want to ensure that Manchester Arndale continues to retain its status as the home of leading fashion brands in the region so that it remains an exciting place for all of our customers to visit. The arrival of an ambitious retailer such as Kick Game helps strengthens our position as the premier shopping destination in the North West, especially after recent lettings to a number of other popular high-end fashion brands.”
Robert Franks, co-founder and COO of Kick Game, said: “Manchester is a hugely diverse city – with people from all walks of life, with different cultures and backgrounds. But one thing that unites them is a mutual love of streetwear and sneaker culture. Kick Game is thrilled to become a hub for the community of sneaker lovers in Manchester, and we can’t wait to meet you all.”
Time Retail Partners and Metis Real Estate are Manchester Arndale’s retained letting agent.