Landsec has announced the signing of a standalone store for Carvela, the women’s footwear and accessories specialist retailer, at Bluewater, one of Europe’s leading retail and leisure destinations.

Taking a 1,196sq ft unit, adjacent to Apple on Upper Guildhall, Carvela’s Bluewater boutique will be the brand’s seventh bricks and mortar store in the UK, and its first in the South East. Featuring its unique ranges of shoes, bags, and accessories, Carvela will be launching the store later this summer under their ‘fashion for a fearless generation’ focus.

With an all-female design team Carvela is pioneering new construction techniques for footwear that combine comfort and style, while enabling an extension of shoe sizes and widths that does not compromise quality. The brand has also recently launched its own bespoke online platform, and has partnered with The Prince’s Trust Women Supporting Women, a group committed to helping young women build their own futures through employment, self-employment, education, or training.

Sarah Pugh, Head of Carvela Buying & Merchandise, added: “Signing for a dedicated store at Bluewater is another great step forward for Carvela.  Bluewater is a destination with huge draw for our customers and one where we have performed brilliantly in the past.”