Jigsaw to open new concept store
Premium high street brand Jigsaw has signed on as an anchor retailer at Grosvenor’s new Duke Street development in North Mayfair, London. The retail group, which includes The Shop at Bluebird, the fashion and lifestyle boutique on Kings Road, Chelsea, as well as the Jigsaw portfolio of more than 60 UK stores, has signed a 10-year lease for the ground and basement floors of the 15,000 square foot Duke Street retail and leisure development.
The fashion chain will launch their new flagship concept store in the 5,500 square foot retail space at 57-63 Duke Street, which will offer womenswear, menswear, beauty and lifestyle brands, as well as the full Jigsaw product offering including the Jigsaw Junior line, and an in-store café operated by Fernandez & Wells.
“This exciting new store will be a radical departure, and begin the journey to re-define Jigsaw for the next decade,” said Jigsaw chief executive, Peter Ruis. “Following on from our heritage of unique retail design, it will be the first time our customer can access every element of the Jigsaw empire under one roof.”
Ruis added: “We are delighted to be working with Grosvenor and are looking forward to creating a unique and radical destination within the West End. Our intention is to deliver the “must-visit” store for both international and domestic style arbiters.”
Grosvenor secures Jigsaw as anchor at Duke Street schemeHelen Franks, head of retail leasing for Grosvenor’s London estate commented: “The vision for Duke Street was to create an exciting scheme that links the retail offer on Mount Street to that on Oxford Street, especially complementing the offering at Selfridges. Jigsaw Group’s strategy and aspiration for their store is a perfect fit and I am thrilled that they have chosen to open at Duke Street.”
Rebeca Guzman, associate director, Central London retail at CBRE, who advised Grosvenor, added: “We are delighted to have secured Jigsaw Group as the anchor retailer at Duke Street. The letting will provide a mix of eclectic and international brands which will sit alongside other fresh and contemporary retailers in a distinctive new shopping destination for North Mayfair.
“This letting sets the tone for Duke Street to become a new contemporary fashion destination that will bring a new customer to Mayfair.”
The new Jigsaw store will open in the spring and will be followed later in the year with the opening of Beaumont Hotel, Grosvenor’s first hotel development, which will also be the first hotel operated by Corbin & King. The Duke Street development will also include a new lobster roll concept restaurant from the company behind Burger & Lobster.
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