Alshaya Gets Ready for Expansion at the Avenues in Kuwait

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Published March 11th, 2018 - 08:44 GMT
Shoppers will get to experience the largest Debenhams in the world outside the UK.
Shoppers will get to experience the largest Debenhams in the world outside the UK.

Retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya Co. is preparing to introduce 11 new brands to Kuwait when The Avenues Phase IV opens later this month, reinforcing the company’s commitment to offering the widest choice of shopping and dining experiences to its customers.

The new openings will further strengthen Alshaya’s presence at The Avenues, which is Kuwait’s largest commercial and entertainment centre, and one of the largest malls in the region and the world.

The new brands opening for the first time in Kuwait includecosmetics and skincare powerhouse NYX, Asian beauty brand Etude House, boutique handcrafted fragrances brand Le Labo, and Scandinavian natural beauty brand Tromborg.

MONKI and & Other Stories will add a dash of newness to the local fashion scene by opening their first stores. Both brands are part of the global fashion and design company, H&M group, which already delights local shoppers with its popular H&M, H&M Home and COS brands.

Food brands making their market entry to Kuwait include pizza and Italian restaurant 400 Gradi; Cleo, a dining destination that combines Mediterranean charm with Hollywood glamour, and will be opening its first restaurant outside the US; and trend-setting pizza brand Blaze Pizza, which is taking the US by storm with exceptional quality delivered at lightning-fast speed.

Additional brands following later in the year include the Italian pizza brand Spontini andthe brand-new family and entertainment concept Tek Zone.

Other highlights of the multi-brand opening by Alshaya include The Avenues’ first Starbucks Reserve Bar; new concept stores for The Body Shop and Bath and Body Works; the opening of AVEDA’s first combined retail store, salon and treatment centre in the country; and the first standalone store for Phase Eight and Clinique. Iconic footwear and accessories brand Kurt Geiger also makes its debut at The Avenues.

Shoppers will also get to experience the largest Debenhams in the world outside the UK. A three-floor celebration of fashion and style, the new Debenhams store offers a total of 150 brands, including 40 new fashion brands and 20 new cosmetics brands, including full assortment counters for Tom Ford, Huda Beauty and Urban Decay.  

Expansion into The Avenues Phase IV is part of an ongoing growth story for Alshaya, which today operates more than 3,900 stores in the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe, across retail sectors that include fashion & footwear, food, health & beauty, pharmacy, optics and home furnishings.

The full choice of brands being delivered to customers by Alshaya at The Avenues Phase IV expansion is:

Fashion & Footwear


American Eagle



400 Gradi*


River Island


Raising Cane’s



Le Pain Quotidien



Phase Eight


Blaze Pizza*


Foot Locker





Health & Beauty, Pharmacy


Dorothy Perkins

Bath & Body Works


Top Shop

Victoria’s Secret

Jo Malone






Miss Selfridge


Le Labo*

Etude House*


&Other Stories*

The Body Shop






Kurt Geiger




Leisure & Entertainment


Tek Zone*



Vision Express

Key: *First store in Kuwait

Background Information

Alshaya Group

As a leading international franchise operator, with nearly 90 of the world’s most recognised brands in its portfolio, Alshaya Group brings great shopping, dining, leisure and hospitality experiences to millions of customers across the Middle East & North Africa, Russia, Turkey, Europe and beyond.

Alshaya Group is a dynamic multinational business and family owned enterprise with a consistent record of growth and innovation. For 35 years, Alshaya has been a pioneering force in brand franchising, using its exceptional knowledge and experience to expand at pace.

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