LONDON (4rd November 2022) – Karaca, a global homeware company based in Turkey and operating over 375 dedicated stores and more than 1,100 concessions across three continents, will be opening its first UK store at London’s Islington Square, the mixed-use destination from privately held investment firm Cain International (‘Cain’). Continuing its commitment to providing high-quality, innovative, and inspiring homeware products, Karaca is opening its first UK store on 24 November 2022 in Islington Square. This follows the UK launch of the brand's limited edition tableware collection with visionary designer Hussein Chalayan at Design London in September. The 2,641 sq. ft Islington Square store will offer a wide selection of products from Karaca's design-led ranges of tableware, cookware, bedding, home accessories and small appliances catering for every occasion from luxury to everyday living. Located in one of London's most famous cosmopolitan communities, Cain's Islington Square offers shopping, dining, leisure, apartments and workspace.Orme Property acted on behalf of Cain International, and Experium Properties for Karaca.
Cihangir Çetintırnak, Managing Director UK at Karaca
Cihangir Çetintırnak, Managing Director UK at Karaca said: “As we look to debut our first store in the UK, we are excited to start our bricks-and-mortar journey in one of London’s most dynamic retail destinations. Having grown our business here online, we are confident that opening in Islington Square is the right next step for our brand’s evolution as we meet our customers in person and offer our world class homeware in a first-class space.”
Neil Barber, Retail Leasing Director at Cain International, said: “Islington Square is a destination for people seeking brilliant brands in an interesting setting, as well as a space for the community to come together, and we are confident retailers such as Karaca will add to the world class experience for our guests. That Karaca will open its first UK store in Islington Square is a testament to how attractive a retail destination this is, offering a compelling proposition to brands and consumers alike with its excellent location, compelling enlivenment programme, and all round premium offering.”
Karaca is a global kitchen, tableware, home textile and rug company founded in 1973 in Turkey. Introducing its high-quality porcelain, cutlery, and cookware to the domestic market in its early years, Karaca has since expanded its operations internationally while growing its range of products.Karaca continues today with innovative, design-led products in dining, cooking, small appliances, and home categories that include bathing, bedding, and accessories. With the vision to become a global leader in its market, Karaca continues to operate with over 375 dedicated stores and more than 1,100 concessions, as well as online shopping channels, spanning three continents, with the majority based in Europe. For more information about Karaca UK please visit www.karaca.uk