Nash Bond, Hanover Green Retail and Cushman & & Wakefield represented Shaftesbury. Simons Muirhead Burton acted on behalf of Astley Clarke.
Shaftesbury has today revealed the debut shop opening for Astley Clarke, the luxury British jeweller, at 31 Monmouth Street in Seven Dials, marking the retailers very first physicals area given that the brands creation in 2006.
Established as an online-only retailer by Bec Astley Clarke MBE, Astley Clarke is presently equipped in Londons Selfridges, Liberty and on worldwide high-end retail site FarFetch. The new Seven Dials store, covering simply over 900 sq ft, houses the luxury jewellers full collection of great and demi-fine jewellery, including unique locket personalisation services, with the recent opening marking a crucial next action in the brand names UK expansion.
Talking about the signing, Samantha Bain-Mollison, Retail Director at Shaftesbury, stated: “As a brand steeped in British tradition, Astley Clarke is an excellent fit for Seven Dials. Surrounded by other leading high-end jewellers, such as Monmouth Streets Dinny Hall, and British independents consisting of the similarity Experimental Perfume Club, it is the ideal place for Astley Clarkes very first shop and we are excited to work with the brand as they extend their offering to a faithful client base, which they have cultivated over a number of years.”
Scott Thomson, CEO of Astley Clarke included: “At Astley Clarke we are exceptionally happy with our heritage and it was essential for us that our debut store opening reflects this. As a prime retail location which champs credibility, Seven Dials was carefully chosen for our debut flagship shop as the synergy of the destination with our brand name ethos is of the utmost importance. We are excited to be able to broaden our luxury providing to our customers in a physical shop and take this next action in our expansion journey with Seven Dials.”
Astley Clarke signs up with a raft of other retailers joining Seven Dials, from COW Vintage at 13 Shorts Gardens to the recent Monmouth Street openings of anatomē and independent tights specialists, Billi London, who put as finalists in Seven Dials pop-up incubator effort Start Up With Seven Dials.