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Lucy & Yak reveals new Manchester store opening date and upsized Barnsley distribution centre

Tom Bottomley
26 June 2023

Conscious clothing brand Lucy & Yak has announced it will be opening the doors to its new store in Manchester’s Northern Quarter on Saturday 22 July 2023, and it has also upsized its distribution centre – taking a 40,000 square foot site at 36 Business Park in Barnsley.

The Manchester opening will mark store number six for Lucy & Yak, which was founded in 2017, with other stores in Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Nottingham and Norwich.

There are also plans to open three further stores this year, with Liverpool, Cardiff and Exeter all mooted as possible locations.

Lucy & Yak Co-Founder, Lucy Greenwood, said: “We are so excited to be coming to Manchester next month, and can’t wait to be a part of the city's vibrant culture and art scene. The new store will be another hub for creativity and a touch point to engage in person.

“As northerners ourselves, we’re very excited to have the opportunity to reach even more of our community in the north and continue building our Re:Yak in-store clothing buyback scheme, and upcycling and repair workshops.”

The distribution centre move is significant as it gives Lucy & Yak four times the space of its previous unit in Wombwell, Barnsley, which was 10,000 sq ft.

Councillor Robert Frost, Cabinet spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: “It's brilliant to see Lucy & Yak moving into a new site and staying in the borough. For such a well-known fashion brand to continue to operate from Barnsley demonstrates the potential and opportunities we can offer to businesses.

“It's clear that Lucy and Chris have not forgotten their roots and are investing in Barnsley, giving something back by providing skilled job opportunities for local people. We look forward to seeing Lucy & Yak continue to grow their business operations in the borough.”

Greenwood added: “I still can’t believe how far we have come in six years, from our first distribution centre being in my parent’s basement in Kendray to now having this beautiful new distribution centre and providing so many jobs to people from my hometown. It feels weird seeing my name on such a huge building!”

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