- June 3, 2007:
Luxury brands Saks Fifth Avenue and Boutique 1 announced today that they will open their second outlets in the UAE at The Walk in Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Properties’ first freehold master development.
The announcement was made during a press conference at Retail City 2007 that runs until 5 June at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Walk will be Dubai’s first outdoor shopping experience, and will offer a unique lifestyle that will add value for residents and visitors alike.
Billy Daly, Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Properties, said, “We operate with the express aim of conceiving unique communities which excels our customers expectations, adds to the community and contributes towards the economic growth of Dubai.
“The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence is the beginning of our retail portfolio and will be Dubai’s only outdoor shopping destination by the beach. It offers a unique shopping and dining experience over two
levels ground and plaza, and will provide some of the most prestigious worldwide brands including such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Boutique 1.”
With a total space of 16,264 square feet on the plaza level, Saks Fifth Avenue will feature the latest designer menswear, accessories, grooming services and coffee bar.
Speaking at the launch, Rusi Motiwalla, General Manager, Saks Fifth Avenue, said, “I believe that the Saks Fifth Avenue Dubai store is a destination for women’s fashion, and I believe that there is a great opportunity and need for men’s fashion. By building an excellent authoritative men’s store, we believe there is a need in the market and our men’s store will be a destination.
“The combinations of merchandise, a refined, welcoming environment as well as, personalised service will be the hallmarks of this store. This will make the men’s shop another world-class addition to the shopping infrastructure of Dubai.”
Spread across 14,585 square feet at the ground level Boutique 1 (previously known as ‘Villa Moda’) is the premier destination for fashion lovers. Boutique 1 is the primary one-stop retailer for the world’s most exclusive fashion brands in Dubai.
Ziad Matta, CEO of Sifico Fashion LLC, the company that owns and operates Boutique 1, said: “Boutique 1 stands for the best edited selection of high fashion in Dubai, exclusivity, luxury, character and personalised service. It is about a unique shopping experience. .
“We are proud to expand our boundaries at The Walk and shall continue to retain our number 1 position, signifying our commitment for those looking for the best selection of fashion in Dubai and the region.”
Spread across 800,000 sq. ft, The Walk is divided into two main levels encompassing over six sections. The 1.75 km beachfront boulevard will house 350 retail outlets and 45 restaurants.
The Walk will house world-renowned brands including Virgin Megastore, Damas, Mango, Starbucks, Chloe, Paul Café, The Butcher Shop & Grill and Chilis.