We are excited to announce we will be the first shopping destination worldwide to welcome River Studios, a brand-new store concept from River Island.

Earlier this year, we announced that River Island was relocating and upsizing its footprint by 3,000 sq ft in-centre and today we can reveal that River Island, one of the high-street’s most iconic names in fashion and retail, will debut its exciting new retail concept: River Studios in Derbion, which will open its doors on Friday 26 August.

Visitors can expect the new concept store to deliver a fresh take on River Island’s identity, presenting the all-new River Studios brand mark combined with an elevated visual approach. The River Studios store will also feature a uniquely curated collection from exclusive in-house brands, including RI London, In Other Words, Unplanned and Chelsea Girl.

Adam Tamsett, centre director of Derbion, commented: “We’re incredibly proud to be the first worldwide destination to become home to River Studios. The stylish space will be the first standalone store to showcase a brand-new look and feel, which will complement our strong fashion offer perfectly.”

Will Kernan, CEO of River Island, said: “This is an exciting step for River Island as a business, and marks the next stage of our continuing journey to elevate the River Island experience for our customers. Retail is at its best when it is evolving and adapting to best suit the needs of shoppers, and we are no different. River Studios delivers a modern, seamless experience fit for the high street of today.”