David’s Bridal (www.davidsbridal.ca) has opened its first overseas location at Westfield Stratford City in London, England.
With over 300 existing stores across the US and Canada, the world’s largest bridal retailer plans to expand across continental Europe in coming years.
The DTZ UK office is handling David’s Bridal’s real estate across Europe. This relationship was facilitated through a referral from Sitings Realty, who has represented David’s Bridal across Canada since 2008.
Both Sitings and DTZ UK are members of an international retail real estate alliance called X Team International, with offices spanning across the US, Canada and Europe. X Team (www.xteam.net) is comprised of industry professionals who average more than 20 years of experience and have proven expertise in over 45 major markets. Leveraging the extensive knowledge shared by X Team partners, the alliance specializes in tenant representation, developer/landlord representation, distressed property consulting, retailer dispositions and investments.
Sitings Realty planned David’s Bridal’s successful roll-out strategy into the Canadian market. Nine Canadian stores are now open in Greater Vancouver (Langley), Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, London, Cambridge, Mississauga, Scarborough and Ottawa. A location is scheduled to open in Hamilton, Ontario on November 15.