HACKETT expands in the Middle East

British based premium menswear brand HACKETT plans to open 10 stores across the Middle East (GCC countries) in the next five years in a bid to capture a growing slice to the region’s booming retail market. The brand, which describes itself as the home of ‘essential British kit’, said Gulf nationals are among the highest spenders in its UK stores during the summer months.

Hackett opened its first standalone store in the UAE at Dubai Mall this week in partnership with luxury retailer Chalhoub Group. The firm, which already operates two stores in Kuwait and a concession area in Harvey Nichols, Dubai and Bloomingdales, is in talks to open a store in Lebanon and plans to open another in Riyadh in time for its Spring/Summer collection.