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SMCP sets out to conquer the United Arab Emirates

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SMCP is continuing its rapid international expansion, and has announced the opening of nine new stores in the United Arab Emirates in September 2015, including three stores (Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot) at the Dubai Mall.

« I would like to join with all of our teams in expressing our great pride in opening nine superb stores for our three brands in the United Arab Emirates.  »

Daniel Lalonde,

Working with a new partner, RSH Middle East LLC, SMCP has marked a new step in its expansion in the Middle East, opening seven stores in Dubai and two in Abu Dhabi. Remaining faithful to the architectural concepts of each brand, these stores occupy prime positions in areas dedicated to accessible luxury in the prestigious settings of The Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Festival City, and Yas Mall. SMCP aims to continue its expansion in the Gulf states with a further eight new stores planned for 2015.

This event illustrates the rapid international expansion of the distribution network for the Group’s three brands. The relevance of this strategy was confirmed in the first half of 2015, with international sales growing by 64.9% and sales on a same-store basis up by 14.9%. The number of stores in the Group’s network has seen strong growth since 2007, with nearly 120 new openings per year, including 64 in the first half of 2015 (70% in international markets).

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