Gunwharf Quays welcomes Havaianas and Happy Socks in unique multi-seasonal store

Gunwharf Quays has announced the opening of a unique multi-seasonal store which saw shoe brand Havaianas open a 669 sq ft store which will become a Happy Socks shop in the Autumn.

The store, located in City Quay Square next to Le Creuset and L’Occitane, opened on Friday 15th April and stocks the brand’s iconic range of flip flops, sandals, slides and slippers in a variety of colourful and neutral combinations. Founded in 1962, Havaianas has become the ultimate sandal brand, with 200 million pairs sold every year.

In preparation for Winter and not forgetting the perfect Christmas gift, the Havaianas store will transform into the Swedish hosiery brand Happy Socks for the last three months of the year. Opening in October 2022, Happy Socks will spread happiness and colour across Gunwharf Quays with unique, eye-catching designs inspired by everything from art and fashion to pop culture and foodie favourites.

Yvonne Clay, Centre Director at Gunwharf Quays, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Havaianas to our exciting brand line-up. As travelling has become easier and international holidays have resumed, Havaianas is the perfect addition to Gunwharf Quays and gives our guests more choice.

“We are excited to welcome such a unique store which can prioritise our guests’ wants and needs across the year. The three-month trading period for Happy Socks will be perfect in the run-up to Christmas.

“Enhancing guest experience is always a priority at Gunwharf Quays and opening a store that trades seasonal items is a great way to meet these needs.”

Julian Thomas, Director of United Peaks Ltd, commented: “We are really excited for the opportunity to trade all year round at Gunwharf Quays, kickstarting with Havaianas and followed by Happy Socks.

“Both brands boast colourful designs, unique patterns, and high-quality products, which we are confident the Portsmouth-based outlet guests will love.”