Fetch the ribbon and some scissors as the much talked about Mercury’s shopping district has officially opened, together with the brand’s sleek new identity. The destination will introduce a new shopping district for St Julians, with over 80 fashion and lifestyle brands, housed within contemporary design-led spaces.

Mercury is anchored by a new central square designed by Zaha Hadid Architects set within over 4,000 square meters of space. The piazza will feature a series of artistic installations and monuments, while also providing a platform for performing artists and entertainers, all year-round. This first operational phase also presents the dining options, due to launch gradually in the coming months.

Mercury has a curated selection of fashion for men, women and children together with novelties, jewellery, accessories, footwear, beauty and wellness. Most of the stores are expected to feature limited-edition drops and capsule collections.

“Twinset Milano and Calvin Klein [will] make their local-debut in standalone mono-stores, while Archipals – a new, homegrown local brand – offers a present to Malta’s past through an innovative retail concept, bringing local heritage icons to life,” Mercury explained in a statement.  

Boss has opened its new flagship store in the piazza. In addition, Mango, Nike store, Urban Jungle and Guess opened their flagship stores, as well. Barlowes presents a new shop-in-shop concept, that carries premium to attainable-luxury brands including Barbour, Colmar, Diesel, Fjallraven, Fynch Hatton, Gagliardi, Gant, Hackett, Happy Socks, Lacoste, Longchamp, Maje, MC2 Saint Barth, Michael kors, Paul Smith, Pepe Jeans, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sandro, Vilebrequin and Weekend MaxMara.

Completing Mercury’s fashion are Armani Exchange, BodyShop, Calzedonia, Darmanin Footwear, Franks, Happy Socks, Intimissimi, Kiko, K-Optic, Levi’s, MVintage, Paul Smith, Sterling Jewellers, Tezenis, Tommy Hilfiger and Wycon along with others opening in the coming months.

If you’re feeling peckish, Mercury also has Lowes Lounge, an aperitivo terrace overlooking the public piazza, Malta’s first Illy café which also offers brunch and lunch, Italo salumeria, Café Pascucci, Amorino ice cream parlour and Peperino – a Neapolitan style artisanal pizzeria.

Mercury’s shopping district opens between Monday and Sunday from 10:00 to 22:00 with complimentary parking available with purchases of €50 and above.

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