ARKET will open its first store in Birmingham on Friday 9th November. The opening this week follows the brand’s launch in August 2017, and this is the fifth ARKET store in the U.K. after recent openings in London, Kent and Liverpool.
A modern-day market offering essential products for men, women, children and the home, the new ARKET store and café will be housed in a two-story location at Bullring & Grand Central, one of Birmingham’s most popular shopping destinations. The broad but curated collections are complemented by selected items from approximately 50 other brands, as well as an assortment of pantry staples.
The ARKET café will be located at the heart of the ground floor. Based on the New Nordic Food Manifesto and its vision of quality ingredients and healthy living, the changing menu will be composed of both vegetarian and entirely plant-based meals and pastries, blending traditional Scandinavian flavours with global influences.
ARKET’s mission is to democratise quality through widely accessible, well-made, durable products designed to be used and loved for a long time. The name ARKET is a nod to the brand’s Nordic
heritage and combines concepts that were often returned to while developing the brand – archive, archetypes and the market.