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PANGAIA to open first standalone store in the UK

The material science company PANGAIA will open its first flagship store in London this summer in a prime location at 57 Carnaby Street in Soho.

PANGAIA is a purpose-driven lifestyle company with a global collective of scientists, technologists and designers who create clothing from innovative technical and biotechnological materials. Each product developed is the result of science and practicality. From the choice of materials to the colors, the focus is on preserving, promoting and protecting the earth’s biodiversity. The brand’s gender-neutral clothing will be on offer in an area of over 90 sq m. Customers will also be able to learn more about PANGAIA’s material science innovations.

Michelle McGrath, Executive Director at Shaftesbury Capital, commented: “PANGAIA is one of the most interesting and innovation-driven brands globally. Their flagship UK debut in Soho’s Carnaby Street underscores the district’s reputation for UK firsts, world-class experiences and sought-after consumer demographics. The signing highlights our approach to active curation, seeking out challenger and high growth brands which complement the muti-dimensional nature of the area and its existing brands and restaurants such as Aimé Leon Dore, Adidas Originals, END, Mountain, Kiln and Rita’s.”

The world-famous shopping and nightlife district in the heart of London’s West End, Soho, is synonymous with culture, creativity and innovation. In addition to flagship stores of international brands, Carnaby Street is home to a variety of small boutiques and innovative new concept stores as well as a unique gastronomic offering with high-quality restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs.

Shaftesbury Capital PLC is the leading mixed-use REIT in central London and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. The £4.8 billion property portfolio comprises 2.9 million square feet of lettable space in London’s West End. Shaftesbury Capital’s shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.