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Major international brand to join Karrinyup as part of $800m development
Investment management
12 January 2021
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Image credit: Karrinyup Shopping Centre/Facebook

Spanish apparel retailer Zara has been announced as the latest global heavyweight to join Karrinyup Shopping Centre’s fashion offering, with the new store set to open as part of the Fashion Loop in late 2021.

Zara was founded in 1975 and is one of the largest fashion companies in the world. It is known for delivering the latest trends its Woman, Man and Kids collections.  

AMP Capital’s Divisional Investment & Development Manager WA, Scott Nugent, said Zara joining the retail mix at Karrinyup is a major achievement for the centre and a reflection of the calibre of the new centre’s fashion offering.

“We are thrilled to announce that Zara will be opening at Karrinyup Shopping Centre. We know our customers are big fans of Zara, so we’re pleased to be able to deliver what they want to see at Karrinyup.

An $800 million development of Karrinyup Shopping Centre will see the destination almost double in size.

Image credit: Karrinyup Shopping Centre/Facebook

“The new-look Karrinyup will be Perth’s leading fashion and lifestyle destination with an offering you won’t find anywhere else,” said Mr Nugent.

Zara’s new store will be located on Level 1 of the Fashion Loop and feature the global brand’s latest store design, which will be the first of its kind in Australia.

The new Karrinyup store will feature the full range of innovative fashion and accessory designs for women, men and children. The new-look store design will have a distinctly urban feel and span one floor, making it much more convenient for customers to explore the range.

In addition to Zara, Karrinyup Shopping Centre will also welcome visionary beauty-retail concept Sephora at the end of 2021 as part of the new Fashion Loop. Zara and Sephora will join H&M, UNIQLO and Mecca as part of the expanded fashion and beauty offering.    

The major $800 million development of Karrinyup Shopping Centre commenced in November 2018 and will see the centre almost double in size. Upon completion, Karrinyup will feature approximately 290 stores along with a brand new entertainment and dining precinct.

Image credit: Karrinyup Shopping Centre/Facebook

The development is expected to boost the Western Australian economy and retail sector with the creation of approximately 2,500 jobs during construction and a further 2,500 new retail, support and management jobs following.

About the development

Managed by AMP Capital on behalf of UniSuper, the $800 million development of Karrinyup Shopping Centre commenced in late 2018 and will see the centre almost double in size, growing from 59,874 square metres to 109,000 square metres. Once complete, the new-look Karrinyup will be one of Perth’s leading fashion and lifestyle destinations.

  • Construction commenced in November 2018, with the centre set to be complete by the end of 2021
  • The centre will almost double in size, expanding from 59,874 square metres to 109,000 square metres
  • Approximately 290 stores, including Zara, Sephora, H&M and UNIQLO, high-quality fashion retailers and an exciting food and beverage offering
  • Large piazza, corso and main street
  • Leisure, lifestyle and entertainment which will include a state-of-the-art 10 screen HOYTS cinema
  • Inviting external landscaped community space which will include a kids’ play area, trees and relaxing, green, open spaces
  • A new Fresh Market precinct with new Coles and ALDI joining the existing Woolworths
  • High-end residential apartments will be included in the overall redevelopment
  • 4,660 parking spaces
  • The development is expected to boost the Western Australian economy and retail sector, with the creation of approx. 2,500 jobs during construction and 2,500 new retail, support and management jobs
  • Multiplex is the builder for the development

About Zara

Part of the Inditex Group, the essence of the Zara fashion brand is summed up by the attributes that similarly define its stores: beauty, clarity, functionality and sustainability. Founded in Spain in 1975, its collections are currently sold over an integrated and sustainable platform of stores and online with a reach of more than 200 markets.