French Connection says, mais ouis, to Manchester Arndale unit

Manchester Arndale is celebrating another fashion shop letting with the arrival of French Connection.

The brand has agreed a 2,189 sq ft unit on a five-year lease, and follows a significant upsize by River Island.

French Connection says it is renowned for its diverse range of stylish and high quality pieces, including womenswear, menswear, accessories, and footwear.

This new arrival follows a series of lettings to fashion brands including Dune, The North Face, Oseyo, Nike, Moss and Sunglasses Hut as well as additions to the food and beverage offer, including Tortilla.

Manchester Arndale also recently announced a recent upsize from River Island, as well as lease renewals from The Watch Lab, Thomas Sabo, and Claire’s.

Steve Gray, head of European retail asset management at Global Mutual, said: “With the centre now over 95% let, and brands like River Island and Thomas Sabo committing their future to the centre, we are confident in our ability to consistently deliver a premier retail experience.”

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