L’Occitane upsizes to a new UK flagship on Regent Street

Natural beauty, skincare and fragrance brand, L’OCCITANE en Provence, is to expand its Regent Street presence, relocating to a new, larger store.


06 July 2017

20 years after opening its first boutique on Regent Street, this new move, to a 6,450 sq ft space at 74-76 Regent Street, will create an iconic new UK flagship for the brand, to open by the end of 2017. 

The new space will offer customers a luxurious and sensorial experience, exploring L’OCCITANE’s full range of natural beauty products, inspired by the south of France art de vivre & Provençal beauty secrets.

Katerina Mercury, Asset Manager for Regent Street at The Crown Estate, said: "We are delighted to be working with L'Occitane to find the perfect space for their UK flagship. This will be a beautiful new store, designed especially for Regent Street, offering our customers a unique experience of the brand"  

Jamie Taylor, Retail, Wholesale and Property Director at L’Occitane UK, said: “We are thrilled to secure our first UK flagship store on London’s iconic Regent Street. This new store will set our customers at the heart of an unforgettable retail experience, which brings our beautiful brand vividly to life. We aim to bring a unique concept design to this first class location, creating a truly multi-sensorial experience for our local customers in the UK and also our international customers, whilst being true to our deep Provencal roots.”

This letting forms part of The Crown Estate’s £1bn regeneration of Regent Street, where over 15  lettings have completed in the last 18 months, with an array of new international fashion and lifestyle brands, such as Space NK, Tory Burch, Lululemon, Coach and Kate Spade joining the Street, as well as a number of existing stores upsizing.

 

About The Crown Estate:

  • The Crown Estate is a specialist real estate business, with a £13bn portfolio, focused on commercial property in central London, prime regional retail and offshore wind. Established by an Act of Parliament, as an independent commercial business, it returns 100% of its annual profits to the Treasury for the benefit of the public finances. This has totalled £2.6bn over the last ten years.
  • The Crown Estate manages Regent Street on behalf of the Regent Street Partnership, which comprises The Crown Estate and Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM).  

 

About the L’Occitane Group

  • The first L’OCCITANE store in London opened on Kensington High Street in 1997. The brand went on to pursue its development and now has 85 boutiques across the UK and Ireland.
  • The L’OCCITANE Group has a presence in over 90 countries, with over 2,700 stores and an annual turnover of £1.3bn.
  • The L'OCCITANE Group develops and markets natural and organic beauty and well-being products throughout the world. Its main brand, L’OCCITANE en Provence, has a presence in 90 countries. The Group's other brands are Melvita, Erborian and L’OCCITANE au Brésil.
  • The L'OCCITANE Group has a presence in over 90 countries, with over 2,700 stores and an annual turnover of £1.3bn.