Longchamp bags a spot on Regent Street
Sunday 21 October 2012
Longchamp is to open a large store in London's Regent Street as part of the French luxury group's global expansion plans.
The Paris brand, known for its distinctive handbags, will take over Quiksilver's 5,000sqft shop. It plans to open next summer.
Regent Street is fast becoming more upmarket, with Burberry and Michael Kors recently moving in.
This year Longchamp has also opened a shop in Westfield London. Its sales in the capital, driven by free-spending tourists, have risen in the past year.
Some luxury brands are showing signs of a fall in sales to Chinese customers, but Longchamp has said it has experienced no slowdown.
Eventually it plans up to 50 shops in China.
The London openings are part of a global expansion which includes China, South America and Europe. It last week opened its eighth, and largest, Hong Kong store.
Its first London store opened in Bond Street more than ten years ago.
- 1 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 2 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 3 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 4 James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
- 5 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
iJobs Money & Business
£15000 - £17000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company offers a range of ...
£15000 - £16000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Customer Service Advisors are r...
£20000 - £25000 per annum + OTE £45K: SThree: SThree were established in 1986....
£40000 - £60000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Compliance Manager is require...