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Wolf & Badger to open three storey 'meeting place' store at King's Cross

British fashion retailer Wolf & Badger is to open a three storey destination – including a café, restaurant and terrace – at Coal Drops Yard, the Heatherwick Studio-designed shopping quarter at King’s Cross in London.

The designer of the 1,115 sq m (12,000 sq ft) space, which used to house nightclub Bagley’s, has not been named.

The store will offer a curated range of fashions from the 700 suppliers that work with Wolf & Badger. The retailer launched its website in 2010, along with its first physical store, which was in Notting Hill. It has used its platform to promote upcoming designers as well as selling more established names.

Space will be used for concessions selling books and fashion magazines, and the store will also feature a stationery bar and a florist. Raw Press will open a pressed juice bar, and a dedicated events space will feature constantly changing features. Wolf & Badger’s head office and creative hub, known as Wolf & Badger Studios, will also move into the building. Further details of a top floor restaurant with a well-known chef are to be released soon.

“Great stores are about more than just shopping and we've always wanted to create a space like this to present a dynamic and differentiated experience to our customers.  With this launch, we are curating a destination where art, culture, gastronomy and events can all come together under one roof to complement our signature selection of ethical, unique and unusual products,” says Wolf & Badger creative director and co-founder Henry Graham. “The central London location of Coal Drops Yard is amazing and the entire redevelopment has significant architectural merit. [Developer] Argent shares our vision for a truly unique store concept and has also been very selective in its choice of co-tenancies. As such, we have decided to relocate both our London stores together into this flagship retail unit.”

Argent senior project director Craig White adds: “Wolf & Badger’s new three-storey flagship will be one of the first sights that greet visitors to Coal Drops Yard as they enter from Granary Square. I can’t think of a better exemplar for what the district stands for than what their talented team are creating – something that’s at once bold and new, while being entirely sympathetic to its outstanding heritage location… This was the site of the legendary Bagley’s nightclub, where people gathered from far and wide for a shared experience, and Wolf & Badger are very much channelling this energy and spirit into creating a space that’s more than a store – it’s a meeting place.”

                                                           

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