New women's fashion store to open in St Albans

Ruby Room will replace Phase Eight at 12 Market Place, St Albans. 

Ruby Room will replace Phase Eight at 12 Market Place, St Albans. - Credit: Aitchison Raffety

A women's fashion brand is to open in the St Albans retail unit previously occupied by Phase Eight. 

Ruby Room has taken a five year lease on the Market Place premises, with a stepped rent and initial rent-free period.

Aitchison Raffety completed the letting of the premises, which comprises a 1,060 sq ft ground floor shop and 829 sq ft basement. 

Ruby Room sells a mixture of clothes, accessories, gifts and furniture, which it says is aimed at "young women, new mums, and first home-owners; women who enjoy going to music festivals, take summer holidays [and] weekends away, as well as nights out with friends."

It already has branches in Hertford, Bishop's Stortford, Saffron Waldon and Leigh-On-Sea.