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Macy’s to open Bloomingdale’s department store in Kuwait in 2017

Published 22 January 2016

Macy’s is opening a Bloomingdale’s store in Kuwait in spring 2017 as part of a strategic alliance with UAE-based conglomerate Al Tayer Group, marking its second international location.

Bloomingdale Kuwait

The 93,000 sft Bloomingdale's store is spread over three floors and will be constructed to anchor 360 Mall in Al Zahra, which is considered a prominent commercial and residential area in Kuwait.

The department store will carry contemporary and designer women's fashions, handbags, footwear and beauty products, and also feature a restaurant and personalized shopping and concierge services.

Construction on the store is slated to begin in February 2016.

The Kuwait store will have similar offerings as other Bloomingdale's stores in the US with edited merchandise assortments, ambience and customer service, while keeping local preferences in view, the company claims.

The department store will be managed and operated by Al Tayer Insignia, a subsidiary of Al Tayer Group, under a license agreement with Macy's.

Bloomingdale's chairman and CEO said Tony Spring said: "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.

"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."

Al Tayer Group Retail CEO Khalid Al Tayer said: "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. We will bring a proposition that is uniquely tailored to the needs of the market, with concepts and innovations that we are certain will delight the customers in Kuwait."

Image: Macy's expands Bloomingdale's presence with new store. Photo: Courtesy of Coolcaesar at en.wikipedia.