MANILA, Philippines – SSI Group Inc. is set to open two more global brands within the year.
According to Anton Huang, SSI president, he said that before the year ends the firm is planning to open stores of UK-based Reiss and Spain’s Cortefiel.
With more than 100 international brands under its belt, SSI, is the company that brought some of the more popular global brands in the Philippines.
Stores Specialists Inc.(SSI) is a member of the Rustan’s Group of Companies and the exclusive franchisee of some of the finest international brands in fashion and lifestyle such as Lacoste, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bally, Michael Kors, Prada, Burberry, Marc Jacobs and a lot more. SSI group is the specialty retailer arm of the Rustan’s Group.
Reiss is a UK-based fashion brand owned and run by founder, David Reiss. It specializes on stylish menswear and womens wear and its popularity after the wife of Prince William the Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Middleton was spotted wearing their products.
Cortefiel of the The Cortefiel Group is Spain’s second largest apparel retailer, a brand also under SSI’s portfolio.
“This year we opened Old Navy and we were the first franchisees in the world. We opened Pottery Barn, again the first in Asia. We opened Givenchy, Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen. We’re doing Reiss this year from the UK and Cortefiel this year as well,” Huang added.
He said SSI will be opening more stores early next year as it continues to expand its business.
Huang also added that they were always in the lookout for new retail concepts and brand opportunities.
SSI was established in 1987 to operate the specialty retail operations of Rustan’s.