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AlHokair takes Garage global Monday, 11th July 2011Fawaz A. AlHokair, Fashion Retail, has announced it will be partnering with the young Canadian fashion retailer, Garage, for further expansion in the Middle East and C.I.S Region.
As the leading retail franchise group for the MENA Region and C.I.S Region, Fashion Retail will roll out the first Garage stores in Saudi Arabia, followed by other international markets.
Founded in 1975, Garage now operates over one hundred and sixty stores in North America from Montreal to New York, Miami, Houston and is a favorite for fashion focused teenage girls. The move marks the retailer's next major international venture, having introduced its stores to the US in late 2007 and UAE & Qatar in 2010.
"Fashion Retail is delighted and excited to embrace such an exciting and innovative brand as Garage within our brand portfolio. Fashion forward brands form an integral part of our retail franchise offering and we look forward to introducing Garage's high-energy designs and unique brand positioning to the Middle East." said Simon Marshall, Chief Executive Officer of Fashion Retail.
"We are very pleased to bring the Garage brand to fruition in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and want to thank Fawaz A. AlHokair and their ongoing support", says Anna Martini, President of Garage. "We feel that we have an expert partner in undertaking this new venture and look forward to be recognized as a worldwide brand in major shopping destinations in the years to come."