7 October, 2014 | By Tara Hounslea
A new ‘box’ concept store that champions independent and creative retailers and brands will open its doors in Liverpool this Friday (October 10).
The Rex store, which will span 5,000 sq ft and open in the George Henry Leeds building in the city centre, will offer fashion, homewares, health and beauty products and bespoke items from more than 40 local retailers.
“The concept is simple but brand-new not only to Liverpool, but to the North West – we provide retail space and boxes that act as a platform for traders to display their goods in our mini-emporium,” said Alishia Thomas-Jackson from Revolver Retail, which specialises in pop-up stores and short-term lets for retail space.
Retailers and brands will be able to take short term, flexible and pop-up leases for space within the concept store to test markets and products, and to deliver seasonal activity and events.
Businesses include young fashion brand StickU, gift retailer Myne Boutique by Isla Parry and eco-friendly childrenswear designer Katherine Caldwell Illustrated Collections.