The Westgate Oxford Alliance has marked the 10-month countdown to the opening of its £440M Westgate Oxford development by unveiling 13 new retail brands, and two new restaurant venues – further signaling Oxford’s future status as the UK’s next premium fashion and food destination. Welcoming a strong mix of brands to the new 800,000sq ft shopping and leisure destination, which now stands at almost 70 per cent pre-let and in solicitors hands, retailers recently announced include Mint Velvet, Smashbox, Gant, Body Shop, T2, Hotel Chocolat, Guess, JD Sports, local Oxford retailer Burrows+Hare, Trotters, Accessorize, Lush and Aveda. The impressive new line up confirms the confidence of a number of premium and high street brands who have committed to Westgate Oxford, ensuring its standing as one of the largest and most highly anticipated retail and leisure destinations to open in 2017.
The impressive new line up confirms the confidence of a number of premium and high street brands who have committed to Westgate Oxford
A 140,000sq ft John Lewis department store will anchor the new centre, sitting alongside premium fashion brands Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, Ted Baker, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein and high street favourites Cos, H&M, & Other Stories, Russell & Bromley and Victoria’s Secret Pink. The boutique cinema chain, Curzon Cinemas, will add to an already vibrant leisure offer – bolstered further by commitments from foodie brands including Pho – Vietnamese street food restaurant, and gourmet American diner, Dirty Bones. Dirty Bones’ new venue will be the brand’s first outside London, and its first site within a shopping scheme, demonstrating Oxford’s appeal as the city of choice for brands looking to embrace its widespread and affluent catchment, volume of tourist shoppers and students, and its unique blend of old meets new.