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La Portegna to open 1st UK store in London

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Cushman & Wakefield, the world’s largest privately-held real estate services firm, has advised luxury Spanish retailer La Portegna on its first UK store in Marylebone High Street, London.

Specialising in luxury handmade leather travel accessories and shoes, the brand will open its doors to the UK market at the former home of Jack Wills tomorrow, 5 June, 2014.

The area has been transformed by The Howard De Walden Estate, which owns much of Marylebone, and now offers an appealing mix of independent retailers and established brands.

Recent lettings in the area have concluded to Zadig & Voltaire and Wolford which complement existing brands Sandro, Theory, Loft by Design, Designers Guild, The Natural Kitchen, Rachel Riley, The White Company and Paul Smith.

Natalie Lintott, partner in Cushman & Wakefield’s central London retail team, said: “After a year-long search, it is great to be able to finally bring La Portegna to the UK.  Marylebone is one of the ‘chicest’ London villages at the moment with its unique mix of quality occupiers – from premium fashion brands to Parisian cafes and great restaurants – all serving a very discerning local shopper.  La Portegna will certainly benefit from the high volume of consumers keen to spend in the area.”