A new independent retailer specialising in high-end trainers has opened in Altrincham town centre.
Kick Collective originally launched a pop-up on George Street in the Stamford Quarter in 2021, but has now returned as a permanent store.
Owned by local entrepreneur Joe Digby, Kick Collective sells trainers from brands including Nike, Adidas and Balenciaga, as well as streetwear clothing from the likes of Essentials and Broken Planet.
Digby originally set up the business online and it went from strength to strength during lockdown.
Its short spell as a pop-up shop – an initiative delivered by Bruntwood and Trafford Council in association with property agents Barker Proudlove – proved a big success.
Digby said: “Our pop-up shop was a great success and we are delighted to be opening up a permanent store.
“We have built an even more desirable product range now with lots of sneakers that you won’t find anywhere else. The Stamford Quarter is a fantastic location with a great footfall and vibe and we look forward to being part of this community.”
James Tootle, Head of Retail & Leisure at Bruntwood Works, said the new arrival was the “perfect addition” to George Street.
He added: “The opening supports our vision for the Stamford Quarter as we head into 2023 with lots of exciting things to come as we continue to transform the high street in Altrincham.
“Alongside the opening of our new Foundation building and other exciting things to come over the next 12 months are going to be a really important time for this thriving part of Altrincham town centre.”