We are thrilled to announce that premium apparel and footwear brand Cruyff have now officially opened in the Centre, following the success of their Barcelona flagship and Amsterdam stores.
If you’re thinking the name sounds familiar, Cruyff was created by iconic Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff in 1979. He had the vision to design and create a new type of footwear for footballers, which would challenge products already on the market. Since then the brand remains one step ahead in the creation of sporting footwear and has become a pioneering clothing and lifestyle brand.
Cruyff offers a wide variety of premium men’s and women’s shoes and sneakers alongside matching tracksuit sets, puffer jackets, graphic tees and classic track tops.
The brand has a rich history in Northern England, where it has been seen in football terraces nationwide for decades. As Manchester is home to the largest retail sector in the UK outside of London, Cruyff will be “reclaiming their presence in this vibrant city.”
Alongside its own Cruyff brand, the store will also offer a guest brand concept. Starting with menswear from ‘Off The Pitch’, a young and up-and-coming brand from Rotterdam. The guest brands offered within the store will be in line with Cruyff’s ethos and core consumer base.
Ferenc van der Vlies, Co-owner of Cruyff, said: “We are very excited and proud to open our first Manchester store. The city has an iconic music and creative hub and being one of the biggest football capitals in the world is a perfect fit.”
With a vast wealth of favourite stores and international brands at the Centre, we hope to see you soon to explore and experience all that’s new here at the Arndale.
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