Queensberry can confirm that Cricket, the renowned independent designer boutique, has committed to the Metquarter. Liverpool’s ultimate luxury retailer will take a 12,000 sq ft two storey flagship store in its home town.

This most sought after store, which is relocating for the first time since 1991, is celebrated as the UK’s foremost, independent super-boutique and is renowned for its collections from the most revered fashion houses in the world. The exclusive new space will bring Cricket’s high-end runway collections and a diverse, contemporary product offering to the Metquarter with lines from Balenciaga, Celine, Valentino, Christian Louboutin and Versace. These will sit alongside 21st century must-haves from the likes of Virgil Abloh’s Off-White and Kanye West’s Yeezy. Founded by Justine Mills and Gerry Mannix almost three decades ago, it was voted in Vogue’s top 100 best shops outside London in 2013.

The news is hot on the heels of the opening of the new four screen Everyman Cinema, which marked the first phase of Metquarter’s relaunch in December following an 18 month long repositioning programme by Queensberry. The strategy has focused on evolving the scheme into a premium retail and leisure destination in the heart of the city.