Groupe Dynamite inc.

Groupe Dynamite inc.

April 13, 2010 17:02 ET


MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) - This document corrects and replaces the document sent earlier today at 9:45 AM EDT.

GARAGE, a Canadian apparel brand, which has been delivering affordable casual fashion to teens in Canada and the United States, announces the opening of its first international store outside North America. 

A new Garage store operated by Apparel LLC, opened on April 8, 2010 at the Mirdiff City Centre, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The store showcases the brand's youthful looks from its Spring/Summer 2010 collection, presented in the context of its distinctive boutique feel that reflects teens' playful spirit and carefree lifestyle.

Garage chose Apparel Group as its licensee/Franchisee to open and operate its mall-based stores in UAE, and both expect to open at least another 15 stores in premier malls within the region, in the next five years. 

"We are excited to bring the Garage brand to the Middle East and plan to expand aggressively in the next few years", says Anna Martini, President of Garage. "We feel that we have an expert partner in undertaking this new venture, and know that this major new shopping destination will prove to be an excellent platform in continuing to propel our growth overseas, and fuel our global vision." 

Mr. Nilesh Ved, Chairman of Apparel Group said, "We believe that the teen-apparel consumer will respond very well to this most unique brand created in Montreal, Canada. We are confident that the combination of fun, fashion and carefree lifestyle fashion delivered at compelling prices will surely prove to be very successful within the region".

About Garage

After 35 years in the fashion business, Garage and its sister brand Dynamite have successfully launched some of the most recognizable fashion brands in Canada. This spirited group creates, designs, markets and distributes from its head office located in Montreal, Quebec, and operates over 260 stores from coast to coast and in the United States, with more than 4,000 employees. A passionate team continues to lead the expansion of the business in Canada, the United States, and now - abroad.

About Apparel Group

Apparel Group is a leading Fashion & Footwear retailer with over 500 stores and more than 50 international brands. Apparel Group has stores in UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, India, Poland, Russia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. It represents reputed international brands such as Aldo, Kenneth Cole, Mango, Nine West, Promod,Tommy Hilfiger,Bally, Dune, Inglot Naturalizer and Jeanswest.

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