Zara, Gap, H&M and UNIQLO announced for Macquarie Centre, North Ryde

Zara, Gap, H&M and UNIQLO announced for Macquarie Centre, North Ryde
Zara, Gap, H&M and UNIQLO announced for Macquarie Centre, North Ryde

International fashion brands H&M, UNIQLO, Zara and Gap have all been confirmed as tenants for the Macquarie Centre, North Ryde shopping centre's second stage of development, set to open on 16 October.

An AMP announcement said that Macquarie Centre will have more large-format overseas brands than any other shopping centre in the country.

Another international brand is expected to be announced in the coming weeks, with speculation that it will be American fashion retailer Forever 21.

Forever 21's first Australian store was announced in November 2013 for Brisbane's Queen Street Mall, with plans to open in mid-2014. However, the store which will neighbour the new Zara shop, has not yet opened,.

Macquarie Centre will be H&M’s first Sydney store and UNIQLO’s second New South Wales offering.

The first stage of the Macquarie Centre opened earlier this year

The $440 million transformation also includes Myer, David Jones and 130 speciality fashion and beauty stores. These range from Sass & Bide, Zimmerman and Willow to Alice McCall, Gorman and Scanlan Theodore.

Macquarie Centre will be the largest suburban shopping centre in New South Wales, spanning 138,500 square metres of floor space.

AMP Capital's $2.8 billion shopping centre pipeline also includes major redevelopments at the Gold Coast’s Pacific Fair, Ocean Keys in Perth and proposed redevelopments of Perth’s Karrinyup, Booragoon and Garden City.

AMP Capital Shopping Centres managing director Bryan Hynes said that the centre includes international brands, and established local brands, as well as aspirational fashion retailers, unique leisure and lifestyle retailers and fresh food offerings.

“Macquarie Centre will be transformed into a leading fashion, lifestyle and leisure hub for Sydney with the first and highly anticipated H&M, the first UNIQLO in the city’s north and Zara will be the only store on Sydney’s north side to stock a full children’s range, complementing the strong children’s offer from H&M, UNIQLO and Gap,” he said.

“We have some grand plans for when our doors open on 16 October including two fashion shows curated by fashion industry experts to showcase everything we will have on offer at Macquarie Centre.”

A dining and café precinct, 5,000 car spaces, valet parking, porter shopping and free WIFI will be in the centre. Coles, ALDI and a refurbished Woolworths will be in the Fresh Food Market, including eateries Costi’s Seafood Market Macquarie, Inlakesh Living Foods and F&L Gourmet.

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke was a property writer at Property Observer

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