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Forever 21 to open in Birmingham

14th June 2010 Print
Forever 21 to open in Birmingham

Forever 21 has announced their expansion into the UK with the opening of the company’s first flagship store in Birmingham.

The store will occupy over 53,000 square feet of retail space and will reside at the popular Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham’s historic market centre beneath St. Martin’s Church.

Forever 21 Executive Vice President Larry Meyer notes that, “Our business is primed for significant international growth this year. Bullring is an ideal location and we are looking forward to expanding our business into Birmingham and other parts of the UK.”

Bullring is owned by The Birmingham Alliance, a partnership between three property developers and investors: Hammerson plc, Future Fund and Henderson Global Investors Ltd. The scheme is managed by Hammerson.

Lawrence Hutchings Hammerson Managing Director UK Retail commented: "Forever 21's decision to open their first store in Europe at Bullring reflects both the centre's and the city's appeal as a fashion destination. Bullring benefits from a young, trendy shopper base and I am certain that Forever 21, a proven, success worldwide brand, will flourish at the centre."

The Bullring Forever 21 store will be a flagship location that provides trend-setting merchandise at a great value to customers in an overall exciting shopping environment. This store will service all customers with the perfect mix of merchandise and serve as a one-stop-shop for their personal, professional and family lifestyle fashion needs.

Attracting close to 40 million customers a year, Bullring is anchored by Selfridges and Debenhams and has a strong track record in attracting aspirational UK and international brands including COS, A|X Armani Exchange, Kurt Geiger, All Saints and G-Star.

Forever 21, Inc., headquartered in Los Angeles, is a specialty retailer of women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories, known for offering the hottest and most current fashion trends at a great value to consumers. Forever 21’s model of fast fashion works by keeping the store exciting with fresh merchandise offerings brought in daily.

The retailer operates over 480 stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, with international operations in Canada, Korea and Japan.

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Forever 21 to open in Birmingham