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River Island expands in Derbion

River Island expands in Derbion

River Island is the latest retailer to announce plans to invest in the East Midlands’ leading retail and leisure destination, Derbion, with the brand set to relocate and upsize its footprint by 3,000sq ft.

River Island will take over a brand new, larger unit within the centre this summer, in a move that will see it increase in size by more than a third. Moving from its current 8,000sq ft store to a new 11,000sq ft space will enable the brand to offer a greater variety of fashion across womenswear, menswear and kids.

Work to transform the unit is set to begin in May, with the new River Island due to open its doors later this summer. 

The announcement follows a string of investments from retailers such as The Body Shop, Toy Planet and Superdrug, who are all improving their existing units within the centre. New retailers including FLANNELS and Mango have also enjoyed success at Derbion since opening their doors and Jack Wills is set to arrive later this year

Michael Boundy, senior asset manager at Derbion, commented:

“It’s great to see even more of our retailers showing confidence in both the centre and Derby. River Island’s investment and significant upsize demonstrates Derbion’s compelling offer to retailers, with many international, national and regional brands enjoying real success here.

“Derbion continues to expand its offering, with the arrival of several new retailers over recent months including Mango, Tommy Hilfiger and FLANNELS, with Jack Wills set to open in the coming months.”

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