Anthropologie’s third local store opens

13 01 20 Retail High street

Winchester letting for retailer, handled by Colliers International on behalf of AXA.

US fashion and lifestyle brand Anthropologie, has opened a new 6,000 sq ft store at 56 High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, as part of its ‘local store’ strategy rollout.

Colliers International’s retail team has let the former Jack Wills unit to Anthropologie on a 10-year term on behalf of the landlord, AXA, for £185,000 per annum.

Anthropologie currently has around 230 standalone stores worldwide, 13 in the UK, six of which are in London. The retailer announced in October this year that it would open five new stores for its smaller neighbourhood shop rollout over an eight-week period, the first of which was a boutique in Amsterdam and a second in Kingston. After this Winchester opening (store no.3 in the rollout), a fourth unit is expected to be launched in Oxford in the new year with a fifth location yet to be announced.

Lloyd Entwistle, director in Colliers International’s Retail team commented: “It’s not all doom and gloom on the high street, as is demonstrated by Anthropologie’s latest store strategy. The brand has combined flagships in city centres, with online and a social offering, and this new local neighbourhood shop concept just adds to why retailers that provide a relevant customer experience, are those that are thriving. Jack Wills went into administration in the summer and through early discussions we were able to sign up a new quality tenant very quickly. Landlords have to be on the front foot to secure the best solutions for their properties whether it’s a quality retailer as in this case or an alternative use."

Anthropologie is part of URBN, a portfolio of global consumer brands.

Anthropologie was advised by McDivett.

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Lloyd Entwistle

Director | Agency & Development

London - West End

Lloyd specialises in leasing and development advice nationally. He focuses on driving performance of prime assets through active asset management for a wide range of institutional and private landlords, property companies and developers.

With 15 years experience in the retail market Lloyd focuses on the top regional towns and cities accross the country. In this ever evolving market place Lloyd has advised on the re-development of large blocks and department stores to incorporate a mix of uses throughout the UK including retail, leisure, hotels and residential.



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Hannah Zitren

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London - West End

Currently on maternity leave.

As PR manger in the UK, I am responsible for media relations and generating coverage in top tier media. I work across a range of Colliers’ UK & Pan-EMEA business lines (residential; licensed and leisure; planning; hotels; retail; healthcare and automotive) advising on their strategic and tactical PR needs.

My role includes:

·         Developing and executing PR plans for the various business lines to help promote their key messages across all aspects of the media - print, broadcast and social.

·          Media evaluation and reporting objectives, targets and successes across the business.

·         Reputation management and crisis management.

·         Media training.

·         Media engagement: setting up meetings with top tier media and various internal spokespeople to continuously expand and build a presence with property and vertical media network.

·         Consistently delivering service excellence, meeting with business heads of a regular basis and trying to influence the research as much as possible to ensure our content has a strong enough news hook.

·         Key campaigns that I work on include MIPIM; MAPIC; REVO; Midsummer Retail Report; IHIF; Cities of Influence in addition to a host of all alternative property sector research reports.

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