Leading national streetwear retailer to open first WA store in Hay St mall
Australia’s leading streetwear retailer, reknowned for its in-store DJs and barbers and celebrity clientele, is set to open its first shopfront in WA after securing premises in Perth’s Hay Street Mall through Colliers International.
Culture Kings will begin fitting out its inaugural Perth store on July 1and will transform the 587.5sqm tenancy previously occupied by Ally Fashion, at 664 Hay Street.
The retailer, which has stores in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast as well as a thriving online shop, has signed up to a five-year term, with an additional five-year option.
The lease was brokered by Colliers International Manager Retail Investment Services Ben Tana.
Mr Tana said Culture Kings, which had a high profile brand online and in the eastern States, had been looking to enter the Perth market for the past 12 months.
“Culture Kings has a name as Australia’s best streetwear retailer, and is known for setting global trends in street and men’s fashion,” he said.
“Its stores in the eastern States are also a destination for many of the world’s top artists, celebrities, DJs and sports stars when they’re in Australia, and it provides a really different retail experience with DJs playing live in store and a barber shop incorporated as well.”
Brands stocked by Culture Kings include major names such as Nike, Adidas, Stussy, G-Shock and Timberland, together with emerging apparel, headwear, footwear and accessories labels.
“The arrival of Culture Kings will very much add to the new life and activity we’re seeing in the Hay Street mall and in the CBD in general,” said Mr Tana.
“It also once again clearly demonstrates that the appetite for big name national and international retailers for getting their teeth into the Perth market is still very much in play.
“The ongoing evolution of CBD retail and the introduction of new brands and operators is great news for both shoppers and for existing retailers, who have the opportunity to reap the benefits as more shoppers return to the city.”