A new Paul Smith shop has opened inside the £100m redevelopment of Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross.
Located across from Granary Square and Central Saint Martins, the new retail development continues the exciting renovation of the King’s Cross area, blending architectural heritage with cutting edge British design.
Alongside the new Paul Smith shop, Coal Drops Yard will be home to a unique mix of established names like Tom Dixon and independent retailers, which will sit alongside cafés, bars, restaurants and public spaces.
As with every Paul Smith shop, the Coal Drops Yard space has been specially designed to reflect its surroundings. The shop layout includes a series of capsule-like areas created by the original brick structure of the building. These have been used to create unique spaces with the shop, each with their own distinctive character.
The walls of the men’s suit room have been covered with 95,987 individual 1 yen coins, as a nod to Paul’s long-standing ties to Japan; a blue tunnel with a rubberised playground floor links the rear room to the women’s space; and finally the rear room will feature a regular rotation of one-off shop concepts. The first of these will be a special selection of exclusive Paul Smith Red Ear products from Japan.
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