Carvela makes debut in the South East at Bluewater

Landsec has announced the opening of a standalone store for Carvela, the women’s footwear and accessories specialist retailer, at Bluewater, one of Europe’s leading retail and leisure destinations.

The 1,200 sq ft unit, adjacent to Apple on Upper Guildhall, forms the brand’s seventh bricks-and-mortar store in the UK, and its first in the South East. Showcasing its innovative new range of shoes, bags and accessories,

Rob Hardie, portfolio director at Landsec, the co-owner and asset manager of Bluewater, commented: “Following Carvela’s successful capsule collection at Bluewater’s Kurt Geiger store, the opening of this standalone boutique is an exciting addition to the centre . We’re delighted to be able to build on our existing relationship with Kurt Geiger to expand their presence at Bluewater and bring our guests something new.

Sarah Pugh, head of Carvela buying and merchandise, added: “Opening a dedicated store at Bluewater supports Carvela’s forward-facing retail strategy. The unique shopping and leisure experience offered by Bluewater makes it the ideal destination for our flagship bricks-and-mortar store, supporting our mission to empower women through comfort and drive positive change in the industry.”

Elsewhere, Castle Fine Art has agreed a new lease in a new 2,058 sq ft unit at Bluewater. The Gallery will relocate to a store adjacent to M&S at upper mall level.

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