Skechers to open at centre:mk
American sneaker brand Skechers is to open a new 2,800 sq ft store at 669 Midsummer Arcade, in the centre:mk shopping centre in Milton Keynes, at the end of this summer.
Jointly owned by Hermes Investment Management, the £36 billion investment manager, and AustralianSuper, centre:mk is also set to add Typo, Trailfinders, Lovisa and Morano’s to its retail mix.
Commenting on the Skechers signing, Ed Sellick, asset manager at Hermes Investment Management, said: “At centre:mk we recognise the booming consumer demand for activewear and athleisure, with products such as trainers being a key trend in this growing market. As one of the leading footwear brands in the industry, Skechers is a great addition to our retail mix at centre:mk.
“The athleisure market is expected to grow, and the selection of this operator shows our commitment to moving forward with market trends which have been embedded into consumer lifestyles.”
The new Skechers store will carry the retailer’s two distinct footwear categories - lifestyle and performance footwear. There will be a selection of styles for women, men, and children.