· The Emirati brand confirmed an exclusive retail partnership with premium Italian footwear makers Brotini
· The launch event was attended by Sheikh Suhail Bin Mohammed al-Maktoum
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 17th, 2017: Bait Al Kandora, the UAE’s first Emirati and Gulf designer menswear brand, has continued to grow its presence across the country with the launch of a new store-within-a-store at Robinsons, Dubai Festival City.
Opened earlier this month, the new store offers a complete modern menswear line to Khaleeji men in the Emirate, while also bringing premium footwear brand Brotini to the UAE and the GCC for the first time. The Italian brand’s handmade leather footwear will be available from the Dubai Festival City branch as a start and then from across all branches, underlining Bait Al Kandora’s unparalleled offering in the UAE and the region.
“We are always proud to see the doors open at a new Bait Al Kandora store, and our latest branch brings something extra special to Dubai’s Khaleeji men through our exclusive agreement that we signed with Brotini in the UAE and the GCC,” commented Hadef Al Shamsi, Co-founder and CEO of Bait Al Kandora.
“Both brands represent outstanding workmanship, the finest materials and impeccable style, which makes Bait Al Kandora and Brotini an ideal luxury pairing” he added.
Sheikh Suhail Bin Mohammed al-Maktoum attended the new store launch, alongside Khaled Al Hureimi, Chairman of Bait Al Kandora, Hadef Al Shamsi, Co-founder and CEO of Bait Al Kandora, Saif Al Shafar, Chairman of Tejar Dubai Youth Council, Essa Al Zaabi, Senior Vice-President, Institutional Support Sector at Dubai Chamber, Gabriele Brotini, CEO of Pakerson, in addition to the board members of Bait Al Kandora.
“It gives us great pride to bring Brotini’s fine craftsmanship to the UAE and Bait Al Kandora’s customers,” commented Gabriele Brotini. “Dubai is a destination where excellence, elegance and style are celebrated – we feel right at home here.”
During the launch event, Bait Al Kandora and Brotini offered a bespoke service by having an Italian designer hand crafting shoes and sandals for guests. The engraving was done live and guests had the chance to personalize their orders.
Established in 2015, Bait Al Kandora’s new Dubai Festival City store is its seventh in the UAE and fourth in the Emirate, following the opening of branches at Souk Al Bahar in Downtown Dubai, Gallery Lafayette in Dubai Mall, The Outlet Village, Dubai, Souq Al Shanasia in Sharjah, Al Ain Mall and Fujairah Mall. The company plans to open more new branches regionally and locally in the near future.
As the first Emirati menswear brand, Bait Al Kandora meets the complete clothing requirements of local men in one place, with a product line that includes kandoras, sandals, ghatras and other accessories. To complement its physical retail presence, the brand also offers the first online store for Emirati menswear and luxury footwear, where products can be customized and ordered online.
Its new retail partner, Brotini, has been producing luxury footwear in Florence since 1923 under the mother company Pakerson. Beyond Dubai, the brand enjoyed further expansion this month (May 2017) with the launch of its product line at Harrods in London.