The GPT Group (GPT) is pleased to announce Spanish retail giant and global fashion powerhouse, Zara, will be among Australian and international fashion brands to open in the final stage of Highpoint Shopping Centre’s $300 million development in early 2013.
Building on Zara’s success in Australia, the new Highpoint store will offer customers a full range of women’s, men’s and children’s wear, acting as a cornerstone to connect the new Highpoint wing with the existing centre.
GPT’s Head of Asset Management Matthew Faddy said Zara’s presence reinforces GPT’s reputation for delivering strong international and local retailers and builds on Highpoint’s rapidly growing fashion offering.
“We’re very pleased to be welcoming Zara to Highpoint and delighted to be the first Australian shopping centre owner to offer customers convenient access to international fashion giants Zara and Topshop under the one roof,” Mr Faddy said.
“Zara’s dynamic ability to deliver on-style trends and its speedy ‘runway to rack’ approach will be highly appealing to Highpoint’s fashion-savvy customers.”
Part of Spanish retail company INDITEX, Zara houses a dedicated team of 200 designers who work to deliver high-fashion trends within days of appearing on the runway to over 1,700 stores across 85 markets.
GPT’s Head of Development Anthony McNulty said the new Highpoint Fashion Mall was nearing completion, with the official opening to occur on 14 March.
“The second stage of the development will deliver a 14,000 square metre, two-level David Jones store, the first to Melbourne’s West, and approximately 80 new speciality retailers including Australian and international designer fashion, homewares and lifestyle stores. Zara will make an exciting addition to this mix,” Mr McNulty said.
“Once completed Highpoint will be home to more than 520 retailers, feature new community spaces and accommodate 7,000 car spaces.”
The new Highpoint Fashion Mall, the final stage of the centre’s development, will complement the Fresh Food Market and Eco Mall which opened last year. The Fresh Food Market and Eco Mall opened in October last year and features a Woolworths supermarket plus a range of speciality fresh food, children’s wear, services and general merchandise retailers
Visit www.highpoint.com.au for regular development updates and retailer announcements.