Liverpool’s Transalpino to open inside Metquarter
11 months ago
Metquarter – home to a raft of independent and boutique Liverpool brands and creators – is opening its doors tomorrow (12 November) to cult trainer and menswear store Transalpino.
Now open on the ground floor, Transalpino boasts a loyal community of more than 110,000 fans across social media who follow the brand for its unique designs and vast array of trainers.
Founded in 2006 on Hanover Street by Brendan Wyatt, Transalpino is loved citywide. The store originally closed its doors in 2010 due to the economic downturn, but resurrected itself on Bold Street in 2015. Soon after, close friend Jay Montessori the former Buying Director at Tessuti came on board and the brand went from strength to strength.
With a fresh take on Retro and Terrace inspired designs and a Merseyside – designed and inspired range of T-shirts and hoodies which are worn far and wide. The brand has grown to include a wider customer base due to the owner’s passion for designs which are inspired by cult films, house music and the great outdoors.
The store joins a growing number of independent menswear retailers in Metquarter, making the centre a one stop destination for cult fashion finds, alongside some of the best food and entertainment options in Liverpool, including GPO and Everyman Cinema.
Transalpino owner, Brendan Wyatt said:
“Myself and Jay are really thrilled about our move to Metquarter. It’s a natural fit for us as a creative, independent brand. We know our customers are excited to follow us here and we’re looking forward to welcoming plenty of new faces, too. We’ve been working very hard in the run up to opening day to make sure the store is fully kitted out with everything you’d expect from us over the Christmas shopping period.”
Jennina O’Neill, Metquarter Centre Manager said:
“We know Transalpino will be right at home here at Metquarter and we’re delighted to see them open today. The store boasts some incredible items with irresistibly clever designs and plenty of rare and sought-after footwear. It’s a real boost for our retail offering as we ramp up into Christmas shopping season. If you’re looking for stylish clothes from independent creative boutiques, and you plan to support local businesses this Christmas, head to Metquarter.”