Forever 21 opened its latest shop in Lakeside on 8th December, marking the completion of a project to create 100,000 sq ft of new retail space. Forever 21 opened in a stunning three level flagship shop next to Zara and opposite Topshop / Topman.
On Saturday 15th December, Forever 21 will celebrate its Lakeside opening by giving away gift cards to the first 200 people in the queue and hosting a DJ in store.
“Forever 21 is always looking for unique retail spaces to complement the brand. We are excited to open a store at Lakeside Shopping Centre where we will be able to offer all of the latest trends to Lakeside’s most fashionable shoppers,” said Linda Chang, Global Marketing Director for Forever 21.
In addition to the arrival of Forever 21, Specsavers also recently chose Lakeside for its first regional shopping centre store, which opened in November. Schuh opened one of its first Schuh Kids shops in Lakeside the month before, taking an additional unit for the new design next to its existing shop. Local retailer Linzi Shoes also proved the success of footwear in Lakeside by upsizing to a larger shop in the summer.
Paul Lancaster, Lakeside’s General Manager, said: “The arrival of Forever 21 is incredibly exciting, especially because it’s a brand that many of our shoppers asked us to bring to Lakeside. With lots of exciting new arrivals over the past few months, from fashion to footwear, the range of shops at Lakeside continues to be as great as ever.”