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Footwear brands join line-up in St James Quarter

St James will be opening in Spring 2021

Two footwear brands have signed up for the new St. James Quarter in Edinburgh ahead of its planned opening in the Spring.

Kurt Geiger and sister brand Carvela have taken 1,991 sq ft, and 1,403 sq ft respectively, and will be situated on level three of the development, alongside Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Russell & Bromley, Peloton, Zara and H&M.

In addition to the latest signings, the fashion line up at St James Quarter includes , & Other Stories, Mango, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius, Next, H&M, JD Sports, Dune, as well as the many concessions within John Lewis.

Kurt Geiger retail director, Ross Warden, said: “We’re excited to be joining this incredible development to Edinburgh’s retail scene as we continue to expand our retail offering throughout the UK.”

Gap may close all stores

The announcement came as new figures showed growth in the retail sector but a further warning of shop closures by Gap.

The US-owned chain said said all its stores in the UK could close, with the loss of more than 1,000 jobs, as the US clothing retailer looks at introducing a franchise-only operation in Europe.

The retailer had 129 Gap-branded stores in Europe at the end of July but was making huge losses because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The majority of the stores – about 80 – are in the UK.

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