A closed Next store in the town centre is set to become a shoe shop.
The German company has dozens of stores across the UK, including in Newbury, Bracknell, Slough and Basingstoke.
The largest footwear retailer in Europe, the company has applied for permission for ‘proposed new advertisement’ at the retail store, seeking to change the signage.
It will be two doors down from Scottish rival footwear company Schuh.
Clothing company Next currently has four stores in Reading, including two at The Oracle, one of which is a recently-opened beauty and home store at The Oracle.
The new Next store stocks a wide variety of skincare, make-up and fragrance and hosts premium brands after opening in December.