Al Tayer Group plans to open the first Bloomingdale’s store in Kuwait in Spring 2017 as part of a strategic partnership with Macy’s, Inc.
This will mark the second international location for the U.S. department store giant, following the success of Bloomingdale’s – Dubai, which launched by Al Tayer Group (profile) in 2010, and in advance of opening at Al Maryah Central, Abu Dhabi in 2018.
The three-level apparel, beauty and accessories store, spanning over 93,000 square feet will anchor 360 MALL, Kuwait’s luxury retail destination which has been setting new benchmarks since its opening in 2009.
Bloomingdale’s – Kuwait will fulfill the New York City flagship’s brand promise of “like no other store in the world”, offering key category leadership, immersive luxury brand experiences, seamless digital and social media integration to enhance the in-store experience, extraordinary personalized services, and a curated merchandise selection to create true value to the consumer.
“Having launched the first international Bloomingdale’s store in Dubai almost six years ago, we are delighted to further extend our successful partnership with Macy’s Inc., with the launch of this new location in Kuwait. The 360 MALL in Kuwait provides us with the perfect location for this landmark introduction,” said Khalid Al Tayer, CEO – Retail, Al Tayer Group.
Mohammed J. Al Marzouq, Chairman, Tamdeen Group, said, “With the opening of Bloomingdale’s at 360 MALL, we are bringing one of America’s most iconic department store brands to the country. We are delighted to welcome Bloomingdale’s to our mall and we are confident that their presence here will create enormous synergies for both brands. 360 MALL is Kuwait’s most sophisticated retail offering and the presence of Bloomingdale’s will further enhance our positioning. The choice of Kuwait as only the second international location for the brand bears testimony to the savvy Kuwaiti consumer and their interest and familiarity with the latest global luxury trends. We are sure that the new store will be a huge success and look forward to the opening.”
The store will be managed and operated by Al Tayer Group under a licensing agreement.
About Al Tayer Group
Al Tayer Group is a diversified regional business established in 1979 with its headquarters in Dubai, UAE. Since its inception, the Group has grown rapidly and currently operates in 12 countries in the Middle-East and beyond. It has built leading operations in multiple sectors, including automotive, contracting, distribution, retail, and services.
Al Tayer Group represents over 600 global leading brands that span from Ferrari, Ford, Land Rover and Jaguar, among others, in the automotive sector to brands like ABB and Danzas in services.
In retail, Al Tayer Group has firmly anchored its position as a leader in the Middle East through the representation of major brands such as Alexander McQueen, Boucheron, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Giorgio Armani and Jimmy Choo, to name but a few. Al Tayer Group is also responsible for opening and operating the largest Harvey Nichols outside the United Kingdom as well as the first Bloomingdale’s stores outside the United States.
Complementing its position in luxury retail, the Group’s portfolio includes leading lifestyle brands such as Gap, Banana Republic and Crate and Barrel. The Group also has Joint Ventures with Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Ermenegildo Zegna, Gucci, Prada and Saint Laurent. The retail division represents over 35 of the world’s most renowned brands and operates over 200 stores in the region.For more information, visit http://www.altayer.com.