Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Marimekko continues Japanese expansion with two new stores
Marimekko continues Japanese expansion with two new stores
Sep '12
The expansion of the Marimekko store network in Japan continues with the opening of two new stores in Tokyo. One of the stores opened today in the style-conscious Marunouchi district, which is renowned as a centre of Tokyo’s financial world and is where a lot of well-known fashion and design brand shops are located.

The other store, a shop-in-shop of roughly 60 square metres, will open on 12 September 2012 in one of Japan’s biggest department stores, the famous Seibu in Ikebukuro. The department store is located in the immediate vicinity of Tokyo’s second-busiest railway station. Almost three million passengers pass through the station daily.

“We are very pleased that expansion is continuing in this market, which is of great importance to us. The long-term work started in 2006 to build a comprehensive store network and to boost our brand’s recognition factor has borne fruit and Marimekko has achieved a good position in Japan.

“Our sales have developed well for a long time, although economic conditions in the country have been difficult and several, even famous consumer brands have suffered from declining demand,” says Sales Director Päivi Lonka.

“One of the new stores is located on the street level of the Shin-Marunouchi building, which is considered a landmark of Marunouchi, a centre of the Tokyo financial world. Seibu in Ikebukuro is very attractive to us because of its prestige, its classy range, and its enormous customer flows.

“Our local partner Look Inc. is currently looking for further suitable store premises and will open new Marimekko stores in the Greater Tokyo Area and other parts of the country,” she continues.

After these openings, Tokyo will have seven and Japan a grand total of 23 Marimekko stores.


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 27th Apr 2017

Maharashtra govt working on second textiles policy

The textiles department of the government of Maharashtra is working...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Apr 2017

EC takes action to make garment sector more sustainable

The European Commission (EC) has presented a set of focused actions...

Textiles | On 27th Apr 2017

Seven new organisations join ZDHC Programme

The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme from...

Interviews View All

Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Janak Dhamanwala & Sunil Dhamanwala

Moving towards sustainability is also a social change

Krishnanand Tripathi
Textrade International Ltd

We believe in vocational education for entry-level employees, offering...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search