TERRY DE HAVILLAND will open a pop-up store off Carnaby Street in the Newburgh Quarter in April.The boutique is the footwear designer's first standalone retail space since he closed the doors to his renowned Cobblers to the World shop in 1979.Fans of the label include David Bowie, Bianca Jagger and Kate Moss.
"I'm thrilled to be opening a shop in the Newburgh Quarter," said de Havilland."It's an area that epitomises the spirit of London style and I can't think of a more perfect place to be.It's been over 30 years since I last had a flagship store and I can't wait to show it off."
The store will remain open until mid-July and will sell styles spanning de Havilland's six-decade-long career - from bespoke platform wedges featuring psychedelic prints to mixed metallic Seventies sandals.The interior - to be created by Harper Downie architecture firm creative director Graham Erickson - will be inspired by the silver décor of Andy Warhol's New York factory.
"I've got plenty of surprises up my sleeve, including a small range of designs that are being made right here in London," added de Havilland."It's the start of a whole new chapter for me - bring it on!"