Next opens first department store

Next opened its first department store in Watford this week
Upcoming opened its initially division retailer in Watford this 7 days

// Up coming opens new section retail outlet in Watford that provides jointly its fashion, property and natural beauty supply for the very first time

// The retailer spreads throughout 3 flooring and is more than 94,000 sq ft

Upcoming has opened a new department retail outlet which combines the brand’s house, magnificence and fashion provides for the 1st time.

The shop opened in Atria Watford, owned by home corporation SGS, wherever Subsequent relocated its present outfits shop to the site of Upcoming Splendor & House – which was a person of its initial natural beauty formats, opening in October 2020.

The Next department store brings together fashion, home and beauty for the first time
The Subsequent division retailer brings collectively trend, dwelling and splendor for the 1st time

The new retail outlet is just about 3 occasions as large as the primary at 94,000 sq ft.

The Next department store is three times the size of its former fashion store in the Atria centre in Watford
The Up coming section shop is three instances the measurement of its former fashion retailer in the Atria centre in Watford

The section retail store also options a 1270sq ft Mamas & Papas concession, and spreads across 3 floors.

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Up coming has been pushing further into beauty because the demise of Debenhams

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The retail store also has an adjoining Victoria’s Solution, in which Subsequent owns a majority stake in the United kingdom.

The 4,500sq ft lingerie retailer connects to the principal Next store and also has it is individual entrance.


The megastore’s arrival arrives as Next moves towards a department retail outlet model. The retailer, which has extensive sold style and dwelling, has been developing its attractiveness organization and introducing an array of concessions in its larger stores.

Its Oxford Avenue store includes Gap, Clarks, Paperchase and Costa Coffee concessions.

Next is launching a second department store format in Manchester's Trafford Centre later this year
Next is launching a next section retail outlet format in Manchester’s Trafford Centre afterwards this yr

World Mutual head of European retail asset management, Steve Gray mentioned: “Next’s merged retail outlet is a Uk initial – which is vastly interesting – and the device will now also integrate Mamas & Papas, a model a great deal beloved by our website visitors.

“We’re now looking at much more and additional retailers generating use of concessions to diversify their present and generate footfall – a trend we expect to persist.

“We glimpse forward to operating intently with our new additions and are self-assured that they will thrive here at Atria Watford – where by wholesome footfall, a persuasive leisure giving and a robust current tenant mix act as a combination for achievements.”

Up coming is opening a next division retailer structure in Manchester’s Trafford Centre later this 12 months.

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