June 6, 2011
Cath Kidston is to open its first standalone shop in Wales with a store at St David’s, the joint venture between Capital Shopping Centres and Land Securities.
Cath Kidston’s product base has expanded steadily to include an extensive range of homewares as well as women’s fashion and accessories and the 2008 launch of the Cath Kids brand. The retailer will open a 2,552 sq ft store on the lower ground of The Hayes at St David’s, close to Jo Malone and L.K.Bennett.
Joanne Skilton, retail and leasing director of Capital Shopping Centres (CSC) London, on behalf of St David’s Partnership, the joint venture between CSC and Land Securities said: “Cath Kidston is a unique brand with an instantly recognisable handwriting which their customers love. We are delighted that Cath Kidston have decided to join the quality retail line up in The Hayes and we wish them every success with their first Welsh store – we are thrilled they have chosen St David’s.”
Jo Staveley, Cath Kidston brand director, said: “We are delighted to have secured our first permanent location in Wales; having been keen to open a shop in the city for some time. As the city’s leading shopping and leisure destination, St David’s is a buzzing location and gives us a great opportunity to retail our whole range to the local customer.”
Cath Kidston currently has 40 stores and concessions across the UK and two in Ireland as well as stores in Japan and Korea.
E J Hales, Lunson Mitchenall and Cushman & Wakefield are the letting agents for St David’s. Cath Kidston was represented by Michael Peddar & Co.