UK expansion plans

US-based sports retailer Lids has opened its first four European stores – adding 234 sqm to its UK footprint


The vision for the initial quartet of retail outlets has been brought to life by commercial interiors specialist Agilité Solutions – which completed the fit-out of shops in Covent Garden and the 02 Peninsula Square in London, Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex, and Churchill Square Shopping Centre in Brighton.

Tom Ripley, chairman and CEO of Lids added: “Lids has become one of the strongest retailers in North America and we’re thrilled to take this growth internationally as we look to open 100+ standalone Lids stores in new markets across the world over the next year.”

The brand currently has 2,000 stores throughout the U.S. and Canada, including the National Basketball Association (NBA) flagship stores in Carnaby, London – the latter of which Agilité Solutions also fit-out last year.