Westfield Knox in Melbourne has opened its new fashion and lifestyle precinct with international and Australian brands, including UNIQLO, JD Sports, General Pants Co, GLUE Store and Glassons.

Westfield Knox centre manager, Kristian Nichollssaid, “The Westfield Knox community have what they’ve been asking us for – a range of Australian and international fashion brands, delivering the next step in our $355 million transformation.  

“The new additions to our mix strengthen the destination we’re delivering, showcasing our commitment to bringing relevant and enticing brands to our customers and providing access to what they want locally.” 

Spanning 1,154 square metres, the new UNIQLO Knox store features 10 fitting rooms and five self-checkout machines and showcases the latest 23 Spring/Summer range including the Premium Linen range, as well as wardrobe essentials.

UNIQLO Australia CEO, Fuminori Adachi said,“We are excited to be part of Westfield Knox’s significant investment into the area, and to bring Tokyo to local customers with our LifeWear range – simple, high-quality clothing at a great price point, and made for the whole family. 

“We are also excited to introduce the UNIQLO Knox team to locals, and we’re welcoming 57 new team members, along with five existing team members who are transferring over. They are looking forward to helping Westfield Knox customers and providing everyone a great experience.” 

New design elements include a grand vaulted ceiling and centralised skylight taking inspiration from nature and connecting it with the lower level. A dynamic lighting installation transforms the skylight throughout the day, replicating the colours of the sky from morning sunrise to midday sun, through to sunset and dusk.  

The announcement of the new precinct follows the recent launch of a reimagined food court in October and complements community-led initiatives including a full-sized basketball court, a nature-inspired outdoor kids play space, inclusive amenities and a calm room.   

Children’s brand Toyworld, linen, bedding and home décor retailer Bed Bath N Table,and homewares and party supplier Lo Costa House & Party will open before Christmas. The new Swim School will also open this summer, with the Knox Library, a co-working space, and a new internal kids play to come in 2024.