Australian accessories retailer to make UK debut

Australian handbag and accessories retailer Colette by Colette Hayman is set to make its UK debut with the opening of its first flagship store in London, followed by a second store in Manchester.

Colette by Colette Hayman have secured a 2,325 square foot flagship store at Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, which is expected to open later this month.

Its second store in Manchester Arndale shopping centre will follow in November and is expected to be a similar size.

The brand, which was founded in Sydney, sells quality, affordable, fast on-trend fashion accessories. It has more than 160 stores spanning across Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the UAE.

Sacha Laing, chief executive of Colette by Colette Hayman, said: “Having established Colette by Colette Hayman as the market leading fast-fashion accessories brand in our existing markets we are thrilled to be entering one of the worlds fashion icons, the UK.”

Graham Barr, head of UK retail agency, at CBRE, added: “Colette are an exciting brand who are actively looking to grow and expand their presence in the UK. Their arrival is a vote of confidence for the retail sector and demonstrates that the UK remains an important market for international brands to be present in.”

Image: courtesy of Colette by Colette Hayman