Arndale welcomes Dune London to city centre’s retail mix

Manchester Arndale has signed a five-year lease with Dune London, the renowned footwear and accessories brand.

Dune has committed to a 1,596 sq ft store, which takes the centre’s retail occupancy to more than 95%.

The brand offers a wide range of stylish and high quality footwear, from casual shoes to formal wear and an array of handbags, clutches, and leather goods.

It said its designs are contemporary and trendsetting, emphasising both fashion and comfort while catering for a wide range of tastes.

Steve Gray, head of European retail asset management at Global Mutual, said: “Our commitment to offering a diverse retail mix – as well as a wide variety of leisure and F&B brands – ensures that Manchester Arndale remains a premier destination for shoppers.

“Dune London’s arrival will cater to Manchester Arndale’s stylish clientele, and we’re delighted to welcome the brand to the centre.

“Our approach not only seeks to strengthen footfall but also drive demand for well-placed units, taking our retail occupancy close to 95%.

“Manchester Arndale’s strategic location and commitment to providing a unique shopping and dining experience continue to make it a magnet for brands seeking to expand their presence in the city.”

Nigel Darwin, Dune CEO, said: “We are thrilled to be returning to Manchester Arndale with the opening of our new store.

“We know we have many fans of the Dune London brand and our fabulous shoes and bags in Manchester, and we’re excited to be part of this vibrant retail centre once again.”

M&G Real Estate and Global Mutual act as joint asset managers of Manchester Arndale. Metis Real Estate and Time Retail Partners are Manchester Arndale’s retained letting agents.