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Three more British fashion brands sign up for Coal Drops Yard

Lauretta Roberts
28 March 2018

Three more British fashion brands have signed up to open stores at the new Coal Drops Yard development at London's King's Cross, which is due to open this October.

Men's premium footwear brand Cheaney, which was founded in 1886, will be opening its eighth UK store at the Thomas Heatherwick designed development, along with 10-year old Nottingham-based menswear and lifestyle brand Universal Works.

Emerging menswear brand Form & Thread, which has been sold online and via pop-up stores since it was founded three years ago will be using the development to open its first permanent physical retail space.

The three stores join an expanding line-up of leading retailers that include Paul Smith, Tom Dixon, Cubitts, Manifesto and Lost Property of London.

Coal Drops Yard

Form & Thread, Cheaney, Universal Works

Each of the brands that have been chosen for the scheme, situated in a former Victorian industrial area, are known for their quality, craftsmanship and distinctive styling. Craig White, project director at Argent, has been hand-selecting the retail and food & drink line-up to provide a counter-point to standard shopping mall line-up.

“Cheaney, Form & Thread and Universal Works will each play a hugely important role in creating the Coal Drops Yard experience. They are thoroughly progressive brands with a focus on old-fashioned artisanship, offering quality products at an accessible price-point. They complement perfectly our other confirmed partners, and those still to come, and we’re thrilled to be able to announce that they will be opening with us later this year,” White said.

Coal Drops Yard is located next to Central Saint Martins college on Granary Square and is part of a wider regeneration of the North London area that spans 67 acres. Closer to the station, a number of well-known brands have opened stores including Nike, 18Montrose, Jigsaw, Carhartt WIP and & Other Stories, with SpaceNK and Sweaty Betty coming soon.

A number of creative businesses have set up offices and HQs in the area's new and repurposed buildings including Google, Havas, PRS for Music, Louis Vuitton, Camden Council, The Office Group, Vistaprint, Autotrader and ArtFund.

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