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Kick Game to open store in Manchester as its expansion gathers pace

Tom Bottomley
25 November 2021

Luxury streetwear retailer Kick Game, which specialises in rare and exclusive sneakers, is opening a 1,662 sq ft store at the Manchester Arndale shopping centre in December 2021.

It will be the fifth new store Kick Game has opened in the past 12 months, after recently arriving at Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre and Birmingham’s Bullring & Grand Central, and it is planning for further stores across the UK over the next two years.

The London-based retailer was founded by sneaker enthusiast brothers Rob and David Franks in 2013, and has become a destination retailer which stocks rare and sold-out trainers and streetwear from brands such as Air Jordan, Nike, Yeezy, Off-White, Trapstar, Fear of God Essentials and Supreme.

Robert Franks, Co-founder and COO of Kick Game, said: “Manchester is a hugely diverse city, with people from all walks of life - with different cultures and backgrounds. But, one thing that unites them, is a mutual love of streetwear and sneaker culture. Kick Game is thrilled to become a hub for the community of sneaker lovers in Manchester.”

Scott Linard, Portfolio Director at M&G Real Estate, added: “We want to ensure that Manchester Arndale continues to retain its status as the home of leading fashion brands in the region so that it remains an exciting place for all of our customers to visit. The arrival of an ambitious retailer such as Kick Game helps strengthens our position as the premier shopping destination in the North West, especially after recent lettings to a number of other popular high-end fashion brands.”

The arrival of Kick Game to Manchester Arndale follows the recent arrivals of Tommy Hilfiger, Canada Goose, Kurt Geiger and sister company Carvela.

Kick Game has capitalised on the rising demand for limited edition sneakers and streetwear and is targeting sales of £50m by the end of 2022.

The retailer has a strong online presence with nearly 50,000 YouTube subscribers to its channel, which regularly hosts well-known “sneakerheads” from the world of music and fashion.

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