The North Face is opening a new store inside Manchester Arndale

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 5th September 2023

The North Face is opening a new store inside Manchester Arndale, it has been revealed today.

The Manchester city centre shopping centre has announced that the outdoor retailer, known and loved as a classic winter staple, will move into a 3,630 sq ft unit inside the main thoroughfare of New Cannon Street, close to Next.

The outdoor clothing retailer has just signed a 10-year lease on the site, meaning that fans of The North Face brand will now have a dedicated go-to spot to pick up those famous goose down jackets.

The North Face specialises in producing outdoor clothing and footwear, as well as skiing, climbing and other outdoor pursuits equipment for the adventurous.

Already established and well-known here in the UK, this will be the second time that The North Face has opened a store in Manchester city centre. Previously, it had a storefront at the intersection of Deansgate and John Dalton Street.


The brand is currently seeking to grow its presence in the North West, building on its existing outlets in Liverpool and Trafford.

The North Face has become the latest in a series of international fashion brands that have recently opened new stores at Manchester Arndale.


These include Moss, Gilly Hicks, Hollister, Kurt Geiger, Carvela and Tommy Jeans, as the shopping centre continues to grow Manchester’s fashion offerings.

The letting also continues an impressive run of new lettings at Manchester Arndale which has seen Nike, Manchester City, Blue Banana, Be More Geek, Oseyo, Black Sheep Coffee and Sunglass Hut sign at the centre since the start of the year, taking retail occupancy to around 95%.

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Steve Gray, Head of European Retail Asset Management at Global Mutual, said: “We are delighted that The North Face has become the latest big-name brand to sign a long-term letting at Manchester Arndale.

“Our leasing activity since the pandemic has seen us welcome a truly diverse mix of international and local businesses, as well as a wide variety of retail, leisure, and F&B brands, to ensure there is something for everyone visiting Manchester Arndale.

“Through this approach, footfall has continued to strengthen and demand for well-placed units has remained, so high that we are approaching 100% occupancy, allowing us to avoid the struggles faced by other retail centres, and cement our position as the North West’s leading retail destination.”

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Featured Image — The North Face