St James Quarter announces more fashion stores in line-up ahead of opening

A wave of new fashion brands have been announced for St James Quarter ahead of its opening this month.

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 4:40 pm

The Kooples, Aeronautica Militare and Nordic Outdoor are the latest international fashion brands to be confirmed at Edinburgh’s new shopping centre which is due to open on 24 June.

Scottish watch designer Kartel will also open its second Edinburgh shop in the 1.7 million sq ft city centre development.

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St James Quarter Development, Edinburgh. The Cranes have been removed ahead of the final stages of completion before opening.

The latest shops announced will all be located on level three of the premises alongside Kate Spade, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Kurt Geiger, Carvella and Russell & Bromley.

Chris Pyne, head of leasing for St James Quarter, commented: “These latest retailer signings are another major boost to the mix of international shops alongside popular local brands that we have brought together. We look forward to welcoming them all as we prepare to open the first phase this month."

French premium brand, The Kooples, sells rock-chic and contemporary clothing while Italian brand Aeronautica Militare stocks clothes for men, women and children and Scandinavian and British outlet, Nordic Outdoor, sells outdoor clothing and equipment.

The £1 billion centre will host a total of 85 brands, a range of restaurants and bars, a W Edinburgh hotel, a boutique Everyman Cinema, a Roomzzz Aparthotel and 152 New Eidyn residential apartments.

In a video released last month that was released to take potential new customers ‘Behind the Quarter’, the shopping centre’s managing director described the development as ‘a cathedral in a world heritage site’.

However, for locals in the city, the design of the building has drawn mixed reactions with some arguing the centre has spoiled Edinburgh’s skyline.

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