French luxury retailer Lafayette launches shoe concept in Dubai Mall

Shoe Box is part of a full refurbishment process and will be 500 square metres large
By Lubna Hamdan
Mon 08 Feb 2016 11:58 AM

French luxury retailer, Galeries Lafayette, has launched a shoe concept in its Dubai Mall store.

Shoe Box, which is set to open this March, will be 500 square metres large and will act as a replacement for the current shoe section on the shop’s ground floor.

It will be moved up to the first floor and will include the addition of more luxury brands and regional designers.

The firm’s General Manager, Pascal Abchee, told Arabian Business that Shoe Box is part of a full refurbishment process for the store.

The shoe area will have a new design with modern interior, interactive corners, and a sneaker-dedicated area amongst other features.

According to Abchee, shoes make up an important market for the firm. While the Dubai Mall store’s total growth slowed down in 2015, its shoe sector saw an increase.

Lafayette will also launch its sister brand, LE BHV/MARAIS in City Walk 2 this September. It will be 6,000 square metres.

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