Grosvenor Fund Management (GFM) has today announced that Skechers, the athletics, dress, casual and work shoes brand headquartered in Manhatton Beach, California, is to open a 3,578sq ft regional flagship in Liverpool ONE in spring.
Situated on lower South John Street, adjacent to Hollister, Zara and Victoria’s Secret, which also opens this summer, Skechers will stock its full product range for men, women and children.
Skechers marks the continuation of Liverpool ONE’s 2015 momentum. Footfall last year exceeded 28 million for the first time, a 3% increase on 2014, and sales increased by 8.5% compared to the previous year. Liverpool ONE also welcomed new stores from UGG, SuperTrash, Levi’s and Hugo Boss. Complementing the retail additions were the opening of Wahaca and Reds True BBQ. In total, more than 20 new brands signed at Liverpool ONE in 2015.
Miles Dunnett, director of portfolio management at Grosvenor Fund Management, said: “The signing of Skechers so soon after the start of the year is a great reflection of the awareness of Liverpool ONE’s success amongst leading fashion and lifestyle brands. Skechers’ desire to create a flagship store on South John Street is driven by both the other recent additions to our line-up as well as our sustained growth in 2015. The news is also evidence of our proactive management of Liverpool ONE to deliver the most compelling offer in the region.
“To have also achieved our highest levels of footfall and strongest sales since we opened is fantastic and we are delighted that momentum is being maintained into 2016.”
Liverpool ONE reports its success is set to continue with a series of new additions to the dining and leisure mix in the coming months. New World Trading Company is currently preparing to launch The Club House, its unique bar and restaurant in a specially-created pavilion-style building on Chavasse Park.
Roxy Ball Room and Busaba are also making their debuts in the city in Liverpool ONE. Roxy Ball Room is opening its innovative ping pong and pool concept in early February on College Lane, followed by Busaba and Turtle Bay on Hanover Street.