This popular store in St Stephen's has closed
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 7 Feb 2018
A fashion store has stopped trading in Hull’s St Stephens Shopping Centre, with one of its neighbours now planning to expand into the space.
Miss Selfridge, currently on the top floor of the Topshop premises in St Stephens, has now stopped trading in the shopping centre.
The manager of the Topshop store says following Miss Selfridge’s decision to leave, the whole store will be solely Topshop and Topman.
Topshop, St. Stephen's Shopping Centre, Ferensway, Hull City Centre (Image: Rob Stebbing)
Miss Selfridge currently occupies the left-hand half of the top floor space, with the second half dedicated to Topman.
All three brands are run by Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group, which saw a hefty 79 per cent fall in profits in 2016.
Karina Sexton, manager of the Topshop and Topman store in St Stephen's, says from February 14, the former Miss Selfridge store will be reopened as Topshop.
She said: “We have decided to make it a two-floor Topshop and Topman will be remaining where it is too.
“The top floor will not disappearing, so with Miss Selfridge choosing to leave, our only decision was about how we wanted to use the space.
“Why Miss Selfridge is leaving is a question for them, but we were just left to fill the space, and we are going to change to how it used to be.
“We have great success with the Topshop brand here so it will allow us to stock more across the two stores, so that should be really positive for our customers. We can have a lot more products.”
Topshop is expanding in St Stephens shopping centre (Image: Rob Stebbing)
The Hull store manager confirmed the space will reopen soon, after Miss Selfridge stopped trading last weekend.
Ms Sexton said: “Only minor changes will take place, but it will be opened up fully after February 14.
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“We had an extensive refurbishment inside a couple of years ago, so don’t need any wholesale changes now.
“The Miss Selfridge store stopped trading here at the end of the week. But people will still be able to buy Miss Selfridge clothes in the area at the Outfit at Kingston Retail Park, and there is one at Flemingate as well.”
Miss Selfridge follows female fashion brands Zara and Dorothy Perkins, which both left the shopping centre in the summer of 2017.