Topshop make Victoria Square their flagship store in Ireland (UK)

Multi Development UK Ltd has announced that Topshop – THE fashion destination on the British & Irish high streets – have taken a store in their £320 million Victoria Square development in Belfast's city centre. Topshop in Victoria Square will be the fashion brand's largest flagship mega store in Ireland.

At ca. 40,000 sq ft, Topshop will be the second largest store in Victoria Square (after House of Fraser) and will anchor the William Street South link to the scheme. Topshop is considered one of fashion's major success stories with over 309 fashion stores in the UK and Ireland, including the world's largest fashion store at Oxford Circus, which attracts over 200,000 shoppers each week.

Selling an average of 30 pairs of knickers a minute, 6,000 pairs of jeans a day and 35,000 pairs of shoes every week, it is an unrivalled, iconic brand. Blending cutting edge style with purse-friendly prices, the Topshop customer will be able to find their weekly fashion fix at Victoria Square. Topshop attracts men and women from their teens to the 40s searching for a weekly fashion fix.

Topshop will relocate from their existing premises on Donegall Place in Belfast and will more than double their current presence in Belfast with the two-level shop at Victoria Square.

Commenting on the deal, Michael O'Hagan, Commercial Director at Multi Development UK Ltd said: "Topshop and Victoria Square come together beautifully as a retail phenomenon. We are proud and delighted to welcome the largest Topshop flagship store in Ireland into our scheme. Topshop coming to Victoria Square brings a distinctive personality and individual brand mix, that will easily compliment our existing retail offer for our customers and further demonstrates Victoria Square, Belfast as being the regional shopping key destination throughout Ireland."

Richard Green, Multi Development's Leasing Manager said: "Multi views this deal as a major endorsement and strong signal to the retail market that Victoria Square is THE retail destination in Belfast and an extension to Belfast's prime pitch. As Topshop will double their market presence in Belfast, this is further evidence that retailers perceive Belfast as a major regional retail destination. Topshop will compliment the up-market retail mix on the lower ground floor, which houses high end fashion stores like Cruise, Reiss, L K Bennett and All Saints as well as sitting comfortably with high street retailers on the upper ground floor like H&M, Urban Outfitters, Billabong and River Island." Victoria Square will open in March 2008.

DTZ agents acted on behalf of Multi Development UK.

Source: Multi Development

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