Next opens first department store


Next opened its first department store in Watford this week
Upcoming opened its first section keep in Watford this week

// Subsequent opens new department retailer in Watford that delivers jointly its trend, dwelling and magnificence offer for the very first time

// The store spreads across a few floors and is much more than 94,000 sq ft

Subsequent has opened a new department keep which brings together the brand’s property, beauty and style offers for the 1st time.

The retail store opened in Atria Watford, owned by home corporation SGS, exactly where Up coming relocated its present apparel retailer to the web page of Next Elegance & House – which was just one of its first magnificence formats, opening in Oct 2020.

The Next department store brings together fashion, home and beauty for the first time
The Subsequent section keep provides jointly style, property and magnificence for the initial time

The new retail store is pretty much three instances as large as the initial at 94,000 sq ft.

The Next department store is three times the size of its former fashion store in the Atria centre in Watford
The Next division retailer is 3 situations the size of its former style retailer in the Atria centre in Watford

The division retail outlet also capabilities a 1270sq ft Mamas & Papas concession, and spreads throughout three floors.

Next has been pushing deeper into beauty since the demise of Debenhams
Following has been pushing further into natural beauty because the demise of Debenhams

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The retail outlet also has an adjoining Victoria’s Secret, in which Upcoming owns a vast majority stake in the British isles.

The 4,500sq ft lingerie retailer connects to the principal Up coming retailer and also has it’s own entrance.


The megastore’s arrival arrives as Up coming moves towards a office keep model. The retailer, which has long marketed vogue and house, has been increasing its natural beauty business enterprise and introducing an array of concessions in its more substantial retailers.

Its Oxford Road retail outlet consists of Hole, Clarks, Paperchase and Costa Espresso concessions.

Next is launching a second department store format in Manchester's Trafford Centre later this year
Subsequent is launching a second division keep format in Manchester’s Trafford Centre afterwards this year

Worldwide Mutual head of European retail asset management, Steve Gray reported: “Next’s merged keep is a United kingdom 1st – which is hugely remarkable – and the unit will now also include Mamas & Papas, a model much beloved by our guests.

“We’re at this time viewing extra and far more shops producing use of concessions to diversify their supply and drive footfall – a development we be expecting to persist.

“We look ahead to working closely with our new additions and are assured that they will prosper here at Atria Watford – where healthy footfall, a persuasive leisure supplying and a sturdy current tenant mix act as a mixture for good results.”

Subsequent is opening a next department retail store format in Manchester’s Trafford Centre afterwards this calendar year.

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