2014 marks the twentieth year of the partnership between the Armani Group and Al Tayer Group, a period which has seen the brand grow from one boutique in Maktoum Street in 1994, to twenty stores and 80,840 square feet of retail space across the UAE and Kuwait today, with additional points of sale at Harvey Nichol’s – Dubai and Bloomingdale’s – Dubai.
The milestone is made more significant as this also represents twenty years of Al Tayer Group as a retailer of luxury fashion, with Giorgio Armani being the first brand launched by the Group in the region, which set the company on the path to becoming one of the leading luxury retail organisations in the UAE and, indeed, the GCC.
“We are happy to celebrate twenty years of partnership with Al Tayer Group, a forefront organization that shares our passion for quality and perfection. The Armani business has grown from strength to strength over the past two decades and we look forward to taking the business to even greater heights in our future co-operation,” said Giorgio Armani.
“Al Tayer Group and Giorgio Armani have built our enduring partnership on a shared vision of luxury in the Middle East. Al Tayer Group has been a pioneer for luxury in the region, supported by Giorgio Armani’s faith in the market’s potential, and our partnership has blossomed over the past two decades. The network of twenty stores that comprises the Armani presence in the UAE and Kuwait today is testimony to the strength of this partnership which, I am certain, will continue to flourish in the coming years,” said Obaid H. Al Tayer, Chairman, Al Tayer Group
A commemorative co-branded logo has been developed to mark the occasion, and from April 1st 2014, all Armani Group stores in the UAE and Kuwait will be displaying special signage, with all retail staff wearing anniversary pins. A limited edition Emporio Armani watch has been created exclusively for the celebration, designed with the UAE flag on the face, which will be available for sale from May 2014. Further activities will be phased during 2014.
For further information, please contact:
Group Account Manager
Al Tayer Group Press Office
Tel: +9714 2011158