Elias Jahshan, Retail Gazette 11th April 2017
The brand new Regent Street flagship of Pepe Jeans has officially opened its doors.
Located at 59-61 in the heart of London’s prestigious shopping strip, the new 1500sq ft shop offers the label’s complete womenswear, menswear, denim range, accessories as well as footwear across a single floor.
The unit it has moved into were formally occupied by Hawes & Curtis and Excellence of London, two separate stores which were modified into a single one.
“This store represents a new chapter for the Pepe Jeans brand,” Pepe Jeans chief marketing officer Mark Blenkinsop said in a statement.
“London was the birthplace for the brand, and so it’s only right that we enhanced the brand’s visibility in the capital.
“London continues to be a global reference point for fashion and style, and we are really excited to brand presence on Regent Street, arguably the best street in London to deliver both a premium brand perception and strong footfall.”
The new flagship was designed by design firm Martin Brudniziki and is the first in Pepe Jeans’ estate to use the concept.
“From a brand presentation perspective, our objective for Regent Street was not just to open a new store, the objective was to deliver an innovative retail experience,” Blenkinsop said.
“We partnered with Martin Brudnizki Design Studio to conceive a new global retail system for Pepe Jeans and Regent Street is the pilot store for this new concept.”
Pepe Jeans is also the latest in a string of fashion brands to open on Regent Street, with Tory Burch, Coach, Stuart Weitzman, Kate Spade, Michael Kors and Polo Ralph Lauren all opening stores there in the past year.
Pepe Jeans also has a shopfront presence along Carnaby Street nearby
Nash Bond acted for Standard Life in this letting