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A week on the high street

A Week On The High Street

Monday 9th – Friday 13th July 2012

A Week On The High Street from the Local Data Company. This weekly run up aims to bring you the latest retail and leisure location news from around the United Kingdom.

  • Gio Goi has closed all of itsUK shops due to tough trading conditions. The retailer had 3 shops inAberdeen,Glasgow andManchester.
  • H&M will open a new store on Southend High Street in the former TJ      Hughes store. H&M      already has two stores in the area which it has no plans to close.
  • Travel guide publisher Lonely Planet has opened its  firstUK store atManchesterAirport. The shop is based at Terminal 1.
  • Opening Ceremony a boutique store from New York is to open an Olympic  inspired pop up shop in London Convent Garden in collaboration with Topshop on July 19th.
  • Shoe retailer Office is to open a new store at Waterside Shopping Centre, Lincoln. The store will replace the former Barratts  store.
  • Victoria’s Secret has postponed openings of its twoUK shops. The shops were due to open in Westfield Stratford City and Bond Street London this month. No reasons or new dates have been given.
  • Westfield Stratford has signed more retailers ahead of the Olympics. The Bike Rooms which will sell  Pinnacle bikes used by Team GB has recently opened at the centre. Other retailers to recently open are Zara Home, Jo Malone, Levi’s,  Baseball cap retailer New Era, Triumph and  Sienna Miller’s fashion business Twenty 8 Twelve. Retailers planning to open before Olympics  include accessories retailer Ollie& Nic and children’s wear retailer David & Goliath.
  • Chanel has announced plans to open its first UK standalone store in Covent Garden this summer. The store will be dedicated to fragrance and beauty.