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Image gallery: a sneak peek inside Newcastle’s Urban Outfitters

 
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Newcastle’s long-awaited Urban Outfitters store opens its doors tomorrow (Friday 9 December), but I was lucky enough to be given a preview tour yesterday. Believe me, it’s worth the wait – Urban Outfitters is surely Newcastle’s most exciting and creative retail interior.

Scroll through the images to get a flavour of the journey through the store, as you enter from the street and work your way through to the second floor fitting rooms via two grand staircases. All the photographs that I took yesterday (7 December) are featured here.

An accompanying blog – describing the stunning store interior in detail – is in preparation, … Continue Reading

Newcastle’s Urban Outfitters is unwrapped ahead of 9 December opening

Upcoming Urban Outfitters, Newcastle (29 Nov 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult

Upcoming Urban Outfitters, Newcastle (29 Nov 2011)

Newcastle’s upcoming Urban Outfitters store has been tantalisingly hidden behind orange boards for over a month – including when I passed by last week – but the shop’s frontage has now been unwrapped ahead of its opening a week on Friday (9 December).

While we’ve … Continue Reading

The North Face opens its Newcastle flagship store

The North Face, Newcastle (29 Oct 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult

The North Face, Newcastle (29 Oct 2011)

The Californian outdoor brand The North Face has opened its new store in Newcastle in the last few days – though you could easily be forgiven for not realising.

The shop, at 9-15 Blackett Street, seems to have opened with little fanfare. As yet, its details don’t show up on … Continue Reading

Newcastle’s Calvin Klein Underwear and Urban Outfitters stores take shape

CKU window poster (8 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult

CKU window poster (8 Aug 2011)

While the rescue of Newcastle’s TJ Hughes store ensures that the value stretch of Grainger Street retains its retail anchor, work is also progressing well on the more upmarket developments at the street’s Monument end.

In the unit freed up by Kurt Geiger’s move to Eldon Square, … Continue Reading

Newcastle retail in good health as design of 114,000 sq ft Primark is revealed

3DReid's proposal for the remodelled Primark/ex-BHS building

3DReid's proposal for the remodelled Primark/ex-BHS building

Interesting retail things always seem to happen on Tyneside while I’m on holiday! This time, I returned from Slovenia yesterday – hence the lack of recent blog posts – to find that the planning application for Newcastle’s new Primark flagship has been submitted while I’ve been away.

While the news of Primark’s … Continue Reading

Next, BHS, Primark, Clas Ohlson – photo updates of Newcastle’s new retail developments

New Next, Newcastle (10 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult

New Next, Newcastle (10 May 2011)

I had a quick wander around Newcastle city centre today, where the new Next flagship store is gearing up for its opening at 11am this Thursday (12 May).

Barriers around the outside of the building mean that it’s still quite difficult to get a look inside. However, all the new glazing and … Continue Reading

Choppy times ahead for retail, but passion and integrity will win out

Ruby Wax and Andy Bond at the Retail London Conference

Ruby Wax and Andy Bond at the Retail London Conference

Greetings to you not from my usual North East, but from my hotel room in London, where I’m reflecting on an intense but inspiring afternoon at the inaugural Retail London conference. I hope to post fuller reflections on the event following tomorrow’s second day, but I’ll try … Continue Reading

Hotel Chocolat comes to Newcastle

Hotel Chocolat website (2 Nov 2010)

Hotel Chocolat website (2 Nov 2010)

Upmarket chocolate specialist Hotel Chocolat is to open a store in Newcastle city centre, it has been revealed – its most northerly standalone shop to date.

As highlighted by Flange at SkyscraperCity, Hotel Chocolat is set to open at 29 Blackett Street, close to Grey’s Monument. … Continue Reading

Confirmed: Newcastle’s Green Market to close in January

Entrance to Green Market, Newcastle. Photograph by Graham Soult

Entrance to Green Market, Newcastle

Since I broke the story, in January, official confirmation of the closure of Newcastle’s Green Market at High Friars has been rather slow in coming. Even back then, I argued that “the lack of any coverage – or perhaps even awareness – of what appears to be the current Green Market’s impending closure is surprising.” 

As I … Continue Reading

Newcastle city centre updates – Currys, Cotswold and Clinton’s

New Currys and PC World, Northumberland Street, Newcastle (6 Aug 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult

New Currys and PC World, Northumberland Street, Newcastle (6 Aug 2010)

Heading into Newcastle today for a much-needed haircut, I had my usual wander around to see what was happening,  retail property-wise.

In Northumberland Street, the new combined Currys and PC World now boasts its signage ahead of its opening on Thursday (12 August).

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Three-storey retail tenant “secured” to replace Newcastle’s Green Market

139-153 Grainger Street, Newcastle (22 Jan 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult

139-153 Grainger Street, Newcastle (22 Jan 2010)

As someone with an appetite for retail news stories, I like to occasionally visit Newcastle City Council’s planning applications website. Often, planning applications are where interesting developments in the world of retail first come to light, or can be useful in confirming speculation that such-and-such a retailer is indeed … Continue Reading