Successful climb

Outdoor clothing retailer The North Face – made popular by Barack Obama, Bear Grylls, Keira Knightley, Emma Watson and Jennifer Aniston – has reached new heights with the launch of a flagship store in Edinburgh. 

Outdoor clothing retailer The North Face – made popular by Barack Obama, Bear Grylls, Keira Knightley, Emma Watson and Jennifer Aniston – has reached new heights with the launch of a flagship store in Edinburgh.

The California-based company has opened a store at 16 Frederick Street in Edinburgh, its second stand-alone shop in Scotland.

It follows on the success of its store in Buchanan Street in Glasgow which was launched in February 2009.

Located in the former Oasis shop, the Edinburgh store will cover 190sq m on the ground floor, 1,055sq m on the first floor, with a further 36sq m additional accommodation on this floor and 147sq m in the basement area.

The North Face has taken a 10-year lease at a commencing rent of £225,000 per annum, with a single upward rent review in year five.