ARKET will open its first store in Stockholm (0 0 4 0 0 8 – 9 4 0 ) in spring 2018, following openings in London, Brussels, Copenhagen and Munich, and the launch of the online store in autumn 2017.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-Jul-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Located at Biblioteksgatan 9, in the heart of Stockholm’s shopping district Bibliotekstan, ARKET will offer essential products for men, women, children and the home. The store will also include a café based on the New Nordic Food Manifesto. 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 new store will be housed in a building that dates from 1897 and boasts a number of distinctive features of Sweden’s ‘National Romantic’ style. But apart from its architectural pedigree, the building also has an interesting history. It accommodated the original shop of Svenska Hem (Swedish Home), the women’s food cooperative founded in 1905 by the famous Swedish educator and women’s suffragist Anna Whitlock. Members included the Nobel-prizewinning author Selma Lagerlöf, singer-actress Harriet Bosse (wife of the playwright August Strindberg) and the early Swedish feminist Ellen Key.
“We are very fortunate to be opening our first hometown store on Biblioteksgatan, where we’ll find ourselves in great company,” says Managing Director Lars Axelsson. “The Stockholm ARKET store opens spring 2018, but the brand will be present online in Sweden as well as 17 other countries from the first day of our launch on Regent Street in London this autumn.”
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