UK retailer Moss Bros to open first overseas store in Dubai

Suit specialist says it will open shop in Ibn Battuta shopping mall after testing demand with concession in Abu Dhabi
By Staff writer
Fri 15 Apr 2016 12:22 AM

Retailer Moss Bros is set to open its first store outside the British Isles and Ireland with an outlet in Dubai later this month, it has been reported.

The suit specialist plans to open a store in Ibn Battuta shopping mall after testing the market in the Middle East with a concession in House of Fraser in Abu Dhabi, The Guardian reported.

It quoted Brian Brick, chief executive, as saying that Moss Bros plans to open more stores in the Middle East and had hired a chief operating officer to examine the brand’s potential overseas.

“We see international expansion as an opportunity for the business. Currently we are exploring the Middle East and this will be a trial run, if it goes well we will look into opening further stores,” he told the UK paper.

Outside the UK, Moss Bros currently has stores in Ireland and opened an outlet in Jersey last year. It also trades online in the US and Australia.

Moss Bros said it has been synonymous with quality and value in suits and clothing for men for well over a century.

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