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HONG KONG, 7June 2012- International property services agency Jones Lang LaSalle has been working with celebrated lifestyle brand Tommy Bahama to locate a prime retail space for a flagship store in Hong Kong.
The store will be the first retail outlet the island-inspired fashion brand in Hong Kong. Tommy Bahama is delighted to be establishing foothold into Asia, especially Hong Kong, offering high quality, high-end fashion that is fun and functional.
Jones Lang LaSalle, Head of Retail – Tom Gaffney said, “It has been exciting working with Tommy Bahama on sourcing their first Hong Kong flagship store and their third store in Asia. Hong Kong consumers and tourists are always interested to experience new to market brands. Tommy Bahama like many other international brands are looking to grow their presence globally and using Hong Kong and Macau as a launch pad for their China strategy.”
He further adds, “Our research indicates Hong Kong is such a vibrant retail market due to the density of the retail districts, the lack of goods and services tax and the presence of some 1.4 billion people within a short airplane flight.”
The opening of a Hong Kong flagship store will be a key stage in Tommy Bahama’s wider introduction into the Asia market. In addition to the Hong Kong flagship store, the Seattle-based retailer has just opened a flagship store in Singapore and is also planning to open a flagship store and full service restaurant in Tokyo in 2013, bringing to life its unique notion to “Make Life One Long Weekend” in Asia.
“Tommy Bahama is an American lifestyle brand that inspires people to relax. It takes you to an island state of mind wherever you are. Hong Kong will be a key market as we look to expand in the region, and we believe our men’s and women’s lines, along with our accessories and home goods, will appeal to local shoppers and tourists alike,” said Brian Pearce, Managing Director of Tommy Bahama Asia.
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