Paperchase moved to Arndale. Credit: Place Nord Ouest
The upscale menswear retailer is set to take over the old 22,000 square foot Paperchase unit in St Mary’s Gate.
Stationery retailer Paperchase closed its Manchester store in 2020 after its collapse under administration. However, it returned to Main Street late last year, opening in the old Thortons unit in Arndale.
Cheshire Contracts is dismantling the St Mary’s Gate unit in preparation for the arrival of END Clothing.
END, founded by John Parker and Christiaan Ashworth in 2005, has four other stores across the UK, one in London, another in Glasgow and two in Newcastle.
The retailer’s second store in Newcastle opened just before Christmas in the former Byron Burger unit on Gray Street.
The Manchester outlet is END’s first offering in the North West and will carry brands such as Gucci, Off-White and Balenciaga.
Its high-end product line dovetails with nearby stores on New Cathedral Street in Manchester, which include Burberry, Hugo Boss and Harvey Nichols.
END Clothing “will refresh the tired-looking facade of the building” while the existing mezzanine will be removed, according to a design and access statement from Brinkworth, the retail interior designer advising END on the project.