Galeries Lafayette to open in Macau
What: The 45,000 square-feet department store will open in December 2022 and will be part of Treasure Island Resort World Hotel and Shopping Centre.
Why it is important: After Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, the store will be the fourth to open in Greater China.
The store is one of six retail and lifestyle brands new to Macau that will anchor a five-star hotel and shopping precinct. The new development will be built on a site that was previously earmarked to be a casino, plans for which collapsed along with the business of previous owner, Genting Hong Kong.
Hong Kong-listed Forward Fashion Holdings, which operates more than 200 self-operated stores in Greater China for brands including Stella McCartney, Bose, La Maison du Chocolat and Moschino, will manage the five-storey retail precinct.
It will incorporate pop-up art elements and integrate a mix of international designer names, luxury and vanguard fashion brands, trendy footwear and accessories, high-end beauty, and fashion cafes, “bringing French elegance and European Art Nouveau to the city” the statement read in part.
Other tenants confirmed by Forward Fashion to date include Under Armour, UFC Gym, North American fast-food chain Five Guys and gaming centre Beebeeland. A Pop Mart flagship will target “the premium, trendy cultural segment,” reflecting the collectibles company’s expansion into collaborations with fashion labels, including Moncler.