Bloomingdale’s to open new store in Kuwait
Macy’s, Inc. announced plans on Wednesday to open a Bloomingdale’s store in Kuwait in spring 2017. The store opening is part of a strategic partnership with Al Tayer Group LLC, which the companies formed in 2008.
The 93,000-square-foot, three-level store will begin construction in February 2016, and will be located in the 360 Mall in Al Zahra. The store will anchor the mall and will be similar to the Bloomingdale’s stores in the US. The Kuwait store will offer contemporary and designer women’s fashion, handbags, footwear and beauty, a restaurant, personalized shopping and concierge services.
“Kuwait is one of the world’s most sophisticated and upscale fashion markets, and Bloomingdale’s is excited to serve new and existing customers from Kuwait. We believe we will bring a new dimension in fashion and style for which Bloomingdale’s is known worldwide,” said Tony Spring, Bloomingdale’s chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This project also represents our latest step forward in an outstanding relationship with Al Tayer Group, which shares our dedication to quality and service. Together, we have made Bloomingdale’s Dubai location one of our most productive stores. We have similar high expectations for Kuwait.”
The Kuwait store will be managed and operated by Al Tayer Insignia, a company of Al Tayer Group, under a license agreement with Macy’s, Inc.
Macy’s and Al Tayer Group opened the first Bloomingdale’s international location in Dubai in 2010.