Joint owners of centre:mk, Hermes Investment Management and AustralianSuper, today announced the opening for independent lifestyle brand, Oliver Bonas, broadening centre:mk’s retail offer for 2019.
The new 1,400 sq ft store is located near the M&S entrance and enhances the fashion and homeware accessories line-up on Sunset Walk that includes Molton Brown, Jigsaw, White Stuff and Hobbs.
Founded in 1993, Oliver Bonas now trades across 70 stores throughout the UK and its arrival at centre:mk marks part of the retailer’s UK suburban expansion plans. The store offers an assortment of fashion, jewellery, furniture and gifts.
Ed Sellick, on behalf of centre:mk joint owners, Hermes Investment Management and AustralianSuper, commented: “We’re keen to attract leading retailers and encourage brands to express themselves. The opening of Oliver Bonas strengthens our offer, providing a first-rate fashion and lifestyle selection for our visitors to centre:mk. Oliver Bonas is a modern and ethically conscious brand, which is something that The Future Shopper Report, commissioned by us, detected as a key element in the future of retail and is also increasingly important for consumers looking for ethically sourced products and gifts all year round.”
A spokesperson for Oliver Bonas, added: “We are hugely excited to now offer our latest unique designs, updated weekly, to shoppers at centre:mk. The centre’s catchment sits well within our plans for growth across a suburban footprint and we’re pleased to be trading in this prime retail destination. We aim to provide centre:mk visitors with memorable lifestyle gifts and a range of stylish furniture, jewellery and clothing.”
The Future Shopper Report, commissioned by centre:mk and carried out by globally-renowned future foresight consultancy The Future Laboratory, identifies a series of key consumer trends that will have a significant impact on the future of retail and leisure destinations.