Zara Home continues to expand worldwide with the simultaneous opening of its first two stores in Japan, in two of the country’s major cities: Osaka, a leading financial centre in southern Japan, and Yokohama, a city within the Tokyo metropolitan region.
For these openings, Zara Home chose two coveted retail destinations in showcase locations in both cities. One of the new shops is in the new Grand Front shopping mall in downtown Osaka, while the Yokohama outlet is in the Lalaport shopping centre in the area of the city closest to downtown Tokyo. The store launches stirred great interest among shoppers in both cities.
Zara Home has more than 350 stores in 36 markets in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Zara Home first ventured into Asia in 2011, when it opened its first location in China, where it now has 13 stores. The Japan openings expand Zara Home's presence in Asian markets, and join the chain's sizeable store network in the Middle East.
Inditex has welcomed shoppers in Japan since 1998. Zara Home’s debut follows those of Zara and Bershka, with a combined total of 95 outlets. The Group surpassed the 1,000-store milestone in Asia in 2012.