As part of a strategic partnership with Al Tayer Group LLC, Macy’s will open a Bloomingdale’s store in Kuwait during the spring of 2017. The Kuwait store will be Bloomingdale’s second international location following the Dubai location that opened in 2010.
In addition, Macy’s noted that it has slated a 2018 opening for a Bloomingdale’s store in Abu Dhabi, part of the United Arab Emirates.
The 93,000-square-foot Kuwait Bloomingdale’s store will occupy three levels of and anchor the 360 Mall in Al Zahra, an upscale commercial and residential area. The store will stock an edited merchandise assortment similar to Bloomingdale’s lineups in the United States, as well as commensurate ambience and customer service, while also remaining responsive to local preferences and customers, Macy’s stated.
“Bloomingdale’s in Kuwait is another step forward in our strategy for capitalizing on the international potential of Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, both of which are well-known retail brands around the world,” said Terry Lundgren, Macy’s chairman and CEO. “We are continuing to learn how best to translate these outstanding brands for our international customers, and we expect the new store in Kuwait to build on Bloomingdale’s experience and success in Dubai.”
Macy’s operates about 900 stores in 45 of the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico under the names of Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Outlet, Macy’s Backstage and Bluemercury. Al Tayer Group LLC operates Bloomingdale’s in Dubai under a license agreement.