- Huw Hughes
French Connection has opened a new store at Woking Shopping centre.
The 1,260-square-foot boutique stocks the brand’s womenswear,
accessories, and homeware collections, and features a clean, minimalist
aesthetic with a predominantly neutral palette.
Located in the Town Mall next to Fat Face and Claire’s, French
Connection joins a lineup of leading fashion brands such as H&M, Primark
and New Look.
The store opening coincides with the ongoing progress of Victoria
Square, a mixed-use development which is expected to open in May 2021. The
development includes 125,000 square feet of new retail floorspace anchored
by a 50,000-square-foot Marks & Spencer store and a 27,000-square-foot
Boots store. When it’s completed, Woking’s market potential will reportedly increase
by 11 percent to 226 million pounds.
Neil Woodward of Moyallen, asset manager for the Peacocks Centre, said:
“The launch of French Connection is a great first stride into 2020, and
signals the positive advancement we expect to see in the year ahead as we
continue to evolve Woking into a top destination for retail and leisure.
The premium quality of the brand sits seamlessly with our other
international retailers and creates an even more compelling fashion
offering for visitors.”
David Bittleston, leader of Woking Borough Council, added: “As we
continue with our town centre regeneration plans, Woking is fast becoming a
destination of choice for premium brands. We are very excited that French
Connection has chosen Woking to open its latest store, which will add to
our retail and restaurant offer.”
Photo credit: Photo: French Connection