Zara, the Inditex Group’s fashion retailer, has opened its fourth store in London in the newly opened Park House building, marking Inditex’s 6,000th outlet. The three-floor store features Zara’s “revamped image”, which was first unveiled in New YorkCity in March, and has been designed around the four guiding principles: beauty, clarity, functionality and sustainability, with the retailer’s environmental commitments at the centre of the design.
In accordance with the Inditex Group’s ‘Sustainable Inditex 2011-2015 Plan’, the new store is equipped with all of the sustainability elements mandated by the retailers eco-efficient store model, which includes automated heating and cooling, intelligent lighting systems which dim the lights when the store is closed, the use of FSC-certified wood products and oxo-biodegradable plastic bags.
In addition, the shop has also been LEED certified a sustainable architecture endorsement that is regarded as the most demanding of its kind in the world.
Zara first ventured into the UK in 1998, when it opened on London’s Regent Street, since then it has added key spots in the capital including Oxford Street, the King’s Road and Brompton Road, and the Zara Park House, located at the Marble Arch end of Oxford Street, offers women’s and men’s fashion, and will act as the retailer’s flagship store in the capital.
Inditex has nearly 100 stores in the UK under its Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka and Zara Home brands, in more than 40 cities.