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New retailers confirmed for Coal Drops Yard

A number of new retailers have been confirmed at Coal Drops Yard in London’s King’s Cross.

Established brands Cheaney and Universal Works will open new stores at the Heatherwick Studio-designed scheme in October 2018, where they will be joined by Form & Thread, an online retailer that will be opening its first permanent physical store.

Shoe brand Cheaney will open its eighth UK store at Coal Drops Yard. The new store will be uniquely designed for the location by regular design agency Checkland Kindlelysides, using the scheme’s existing brick walls to create a bespoke environment for customers visiting Coal Drops Yard.

Menswear brand Form & Thread was founded in 2015 to offer quality menswear essentials at an attainable price. It has run successful pop-up stores for two years.

Universal Works, the respected Nottingham-based menswear and lifestyle brand marking its tenth anniversary next year, will be opening its third store in London at Coal Drops Yard.

The three stores join an expanding line-up of leading retailers that include Paul Smith, Tom Dixon, Cubitts, Manifesto and Lost Property of London – as well as restaurants Barrafina and Casa Pastor and wine bar The Drop - that will open at Coal Drops Yard, which will house 100,000 sq ft of shops and restaurants when it opens to the public in October 2018.

Craig White, Project Director at developer Argent, says: “Cheaney, Form & Thread and Universal Works will each play a hugely important role in creating the Coal Drops Yard experience. They are thoroughly progressive brands with a focus on old-fashioned artisanship, offering quality products at an accessible price-point. They complement perfectly our other confirmed partners, and those still to come, and we’re thrilled to be able to announce that they will be opening with us later this year.”



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