CBRE report: UAE second hottest global destination for retailers Thursday, 29th May 2014
According to CBRE, property consultancy, Abu Dhabi ranked second in the Top 4 global destinations for retailers last year and it attracted 42 new retailers in 2013.
House of Fraser to expand into Russia and Abu Dhabi Tuesday, 6th May 2014
House of Fraser has wasted little time setting out expansion plans following its recent takeover by Chinese business tycoon Yuan Yafei.
House of Fraser prepares to make Middle Eastern debut in Abu Dhabi Tuesday, 26th March 2013
Image credit: The Mall at World Trade Centre Aldar
House of Fraser will open its first store outside of the UK and Ireland in Abu Dhabi later this year, as it prepares to anchor The Mall at World Trade Centre. Expected to launch early in the second half of the year, House of Fraser’s new store will occupy three levels, joining H&M, BHS, Ted Baker and Pandora at the new shopping centre.
LVMH in new joint venture to open luxury mall in Abu Dhabi Monday, 21st January 2013
The District Mall. Image credit: LVMH/ TDIC
French retail conglomerate LVMH is set to develop a luxury shopping mall in Abu Dhabi under a new joint venture with The Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC). LVMH-sponsored private equity fund L Real Estate will now look to develop a 168,000 sqm shopping centre on the Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.
House of Fraser set for Middle East expansion Monday, 10th December 2012
It’s thought House of Fraser is preparing to take its department stores overseas as it considers a Middle Eastern expansion for 2013. Sources cited by the Sunday Express have said the group expects to test the water next year with its first store opening in Abu Dhabi.
Kate Spade eyes expansion across the UK and Europe Friday, 2nd September 2011
US womenswear retailer Kate Spade is planning to expand across the UK and Europe if its first standalone stores in London prove successful.
The company opened a 1,800 square foot store in Chelsea this week and a second smaller store in Covent Garden will follow later this month. Kate Spade also trialled a pop-up shop in London's Covent Garden in October this year.
It has been reported that the brand is already eyeing locations in London, Paris and Berlin and also that the company may push the button on a roll-out if its debut stores proves successful.
Kate Spade is currently experiencing a period of international growth and is set to open three stores this autumn in Dubai, Kuwait City and Abu Dhabi in order to add to the 89 stores it already operates in Asia. The company also signed a joint partnership to open stores in China.
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