British department chain John Lewis have agreed a partnership with Arnotts. In an exclusive deal, John Lewis will debut in the Republic with 2,000 sq. ft. of retail space across two floors of the Henry Street Department Store. It will also be available online on

The product offering will include more than 700 items from the John Lewis own-brand home and lifestyle range and launch in October of this year. John Lewis has been keeping a close eye on the Irish market and was previously linked with the vacant Clerys building, which has recently been bought by Sports Direct.

Further brand announcements are expected over the coming months from Managing Director of Arnotts Donald McDonald.