London, May 2018 – King’s Cross announces that British jewellers Maya Magal London are to open their third store at Coal Drops Yard, the new shopping district at King’s Cross, in October 2018. Following recent openings in Islington and Marylebone, the shop will affirm the brand’s retail presence in the capital and provide a flagship location for the company in London’s new cultural quarter.
Maya Magal, the brand’s founder, established her line in 2013. Based in Islington, her designs include accessible everyday luxury pieces that are versatile and durable, with a classic and minimal look focused on gold and silver. Having started the brand in a Hatton Garden workshop following her training as a jeweller, Magal has maintained close links to the capital’s jewellery hub and proudly hand-makes more than half of her pieces in London. The brand releases collections twice a year and presents globally at Paris, London and New York Fashion Weeks.
Maya Magal London’s design aesthetic is reflected in their retail interiors, with bright, warm and homely spaces. The stores encourage a tactile shopping experience, displaying the hand-making process and breaking from the traditional jewellery retail formula.
“At Coal Drops Yard, we want to create a truly unique and interactive jewellery store, celebrating our new home and affirming the brand’s DNA as we grow,” says Magal.
The new store joins an expanding line-up of leading retailers that include Paul Smith, Tom Dixon, Cubitts, Manifesto, Cheaney, Form & Thread and Universal Works– as well as restaurants Barrafina, Casa Pastor and wine bar The Drop – that will open at Coal Drops Yard, which will house 100,000 sq ft of shops and restaurants when it opens to the public in October 2018.
Originally London’s primary coal store, Coal Drops Yard was established in 1850 to handle the eight million tonnes of coal delivered to the capital each year. The original structures have been reinvented by the acclaimed Heatherwick Studio, which has interwoven a striking contemporary design with the surviving grand brick viaducts, cobbled streets and rich ironwork of the Victorian coal drops situated on the site. With its leading line-up of brands, canal-side location in the heart of King’s Cross and state-of-the-art architecture, Coal Drops Yard is set to become a magnet for shoppers and visitors from across London, the UK and further afield.