Designer fashion chain Tessuti to open flagship store at Victoria Square

The former Topshop unit at Belfast's Victoria Square. Picture by Hugh Russell.

DESIGNER fashion chain Tessuti is to open a new flagship 12,900 sq ft store at Belfast’s Victoria Square shopping complex.

The designer retail brand, which is owned by JD Sports, is expected to take over the unit vacated by Topshop following the collapse of the Arcadia group.

The new store is due to open the fourth quarter of 2022.

Chris Rowan, director of brand and customer connection at Tessuti said: “We are incredibly excited to be expanding our presence in Northern Ireland. Victoria Square is the perfect location to kickstart this growth – positioned in the centre of Belfast with a prominent store frontage by the entrance, there is no doubt that this is a solid move for us as a brand.”

Russell Banham, UK head at Commerz Real, which owns of Victora Square, said: “Tessuti has moved from strength to strength and has a real vision for physical retail.

“We are pleased that they have selected our scheme to house its first Northern Ireland store and it speaks volumes about our reputation as the leading retail destination in Belfast.

“Tessuti selecting Victoria Square underlines our successful strategy of securing new tenants to the market and being at the forefront of a brand’s regional growth.”

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