Cath Kidston opens first store in India

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Cath Kidston Group Limited, the global lifestyle brand, has opened its first store in India, marking its first entry into the country.

Cath Kidston Group has opened its first store in Delhi, India on Ambience Gurgaon this week. In addition to this, another store will open in Delhi in Select City Walk with further expansion planned in Mumbai, in the City’s Grand Galleria before the end of the year.

The store opening follows a franchise agreement signed earlier this year between Cath Kidston and Planet Retail Holding Private Limited. The Group plans to increase the number of stores across India over the next few years.

Commenting on the openings, Kenny Wilson, CEO of Cath Kidston, said: “The new store opening in India marks an important step in our overseas expansion. India is a very important market for us. Our customers in India have been able to buy our clothing, accessories and homeware online for some time now and I am really pleased that we are able to now provide the actual stores for them to visit.”

In addition to the new store openings in India, Cath Kidston has recently opened new international stores in Japan in Sendai, Sapporo and in December Kitasenju and the Middle East in Qatar and the UAE. Cath Kidston has recently appointed Michael Engelhaupt as its first head of Latin America to lead expansion in the region.