Hitch for new branch of Cult

Clothing retailer Cult's big move to Princes Mall has hit a snag after its proposed oak panelled frontage was judged to be "too old fashioned" for Princes Street.

Despite being nestled between The Balmoral Hotel and The Scott Monument, city planners ruled that the planned oak panelling on Cult's new street-facing shopfront would be "out of keeping with the design and form of the modern style shopping centre frontage and the contemporary streetscape".