LONDON — British men’s wear designer Nigel Cabourn is set to open his first store in the U.K. in September.
The designer will open a 925-square-foot store at 28 Henrietta Street in London’s Covent Garden. London real estate developer Capco Covent Garden, owner of the Covent Garden estate, said it would be the first of a “wave” of new openings on the street, which is planned to become a “new, contemporary shopping destination for men’s style.”
Since Capco acquired the estate in 2006, stores including Opening Ceremony, Sandro and Aesop have opened on neighboring King Street, while Burberry Beauty Box, Chanel Beauty Boutique and Dior Beauty have all opened in Covent Garden’s Piazza.
Cabourn, whose rugged men’s wear designs riff on his vast collection of vintage clothing, already has three stand-alone stores in Japan, under the name The Army Gym, and three shop-in-shops in Isetan and Matsuya department stores.
Cabourn said of the London store: “Henrietta Street, in the heart of Covent Garden, is an area of continued growth and development with a great atmosphere and [a] good mix of quality retailers.”
The company noted that the London store will put the spotlight on Cabourn’s military influences, with an installation of World War I memorabilia.