The upmarket German department store retailer Breuninger is preparing to open its fully redesigned 11,000 square-meter branch in Nuremberg, in the southern German state of Bavaria, featuring an expanded range of premium and luxury brands as well as two new gastronomic outlets.

The re-opening of the department store, redesigned by architectural firm Blocher Partners, is planned for the beginning of September and will serve as a crucial complement to Breuninger’s online business. “Even in challenging times like now, we firmly believe in brick-and-mortar retail,” said Breuninger’s chief executive Holger Blecker.

In the basement of the department store, the renovation of one of Bavaria’s largest premium footwear retail areas, covering over 700 square meters, has already been completed. Shoppers will find a wide range of luxury brands including Italy’s Aquazzura and France’s Balenciaga, Chloé and Givenchy.