Victoria Square, Belfast, has announced the signing of Craghoppers, the global outdoor and adventure travel specialist, for its debut stand-alone brand store in Northern Ireland.
With an emphasis on lightweight, waterproof and insulating outerwear, the 2,387 sq ft Craghoppers store is set to open in late September within Victoria Square on the upper ground level located adjacent to River Island and H&M.
The new location will predominately stock Craghoppers’ wide range of outerwear and footwear, alongside an array of Regatta products, featuring footwear and kidswear, in company with some accessories.
James McNamara, brand director of Craghoppers, commented on the Northern Ireland debut: “Northern Ireland is a strong market for our sector with a significant emphasis on the outdoors. The Victoria Square store will mark part of our UK expansion within a thriving market and ensure we continue to showcase our incredible calibre of products to consumers that love the outdoors.”
Commenting on the recent signing, Russell Banham, UK head at Commerz Real, added: “Craghoppers is a global name within the outdoors adventure market and one which will sit very comfortably alongside our vast offering of independent and international brands. Craghoppers is a great fit to both the character and nature of Belfast as a city. We are very excited for Victoria Square to be expanding and enhancing its retail offer.”
Lambert Smith Hampton and Savills are joint agents for Victoria Square. Harper Dennis Hobbs acted for Craghoppers. Victoria Square is managed by the Lambert Smith Hampton’s Belfast office.