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Fashion statement: Zara’s flagship South King Street store to go up a size or two

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Retailer will move into the adjacent space previously occupied by H&M

Model Annika Gassner, wearing a white skirt by Zara, a white top by Zara, light blue sandals by Zara and a black bag by Chanel, at the Marcel Ostertag Show in 2023. Photo: Getty

City centre store will go from 14,000sqft to 33,000sqft

thumbnail: Model Annika Gassner, wearing a white skirt by Zara, a white top by Zara, light blue sandals by Zara and a black bag by Chanel, at the Marcel Ostertag Show in 2023. Photo: Getty
thumbnail: City centre store will go from 14,000sqft to 33,000sqft

Fashion giant Zara has signed a deal to double the size of its existing South King Street store close to Dublin’s Grafton Street.

The retailer, part of the Spanish-based Inditex Group, has agreed to expand the store into the adjacent former retail space previously occupied by H&M.

The rejuvenated Zara store will open its doors in summer this year and will go from 14,000sqft to 33,000sqft. The expansion will mean that, excluding department stores, the Zara outlet will become the largest fashion store in the Grafton Street area.

The deal was signed with Hines European Core Fund (HECF) real estate investment fund which owns and manages the 106,000sqft Chatham & King mixed-use development in which the Zara store is located.

City centre store will go from 14,000sqft to 33,000sqft

The development also boasts the Paul Sheeran luxury watch emporium and Select, an Apple reseller.

“We are delighted to see Zara commit to such a substantial expansion of their flagship city centre store,” said Niall Ryan, senior director of asset management at Hines.

“It not only reinforces Grafton Street as Dublin’s premier retail destination, it also underscores the vibrancy of the local retail commercial landscape moving into 2024.

“Chatham & King has proved to be a centrepiece development in the rejuvenation of this historic quarter and is home to the world’s leading fashion and luxury brands and today’s announcement by Zara is yet another strong endorsement of the success we have seen to date with this portfolio.”

HECF said it was a significant development that underscored the Grafton Street retail area’s standing as the city’s premier retail destination and promised to further elevate its status as a hub for world-class retail.

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