US fashion retailer Gap is to open a flagship store in central London, after securing a deal for C&A’s former Oxford Street site. The chain already has a substantial West End presence.
The store will be designed by the group’s San Francisco based in-house team and a UK in-house team. It is due to open in “late 2000 or early 2001”, according to a Gap spokeswoman.
“We’ve just signed the deal so there are still many things to sort out. It is a four-floor site, though some of it may be used for storage space,” she explains.
The new flagship is the chain’s second in Europe, following the opening of the Champs ElyseÃ©s store in Paris last month.
According to the spokeswoman, “There are special design features in the flagship stores.”