[heading style=”1″]Zara Opening in South Africa[/heading]
How exciting – Spanish retailer Zara will make its South African debut at the newly refurbished Sandton City, in Gauteng, on November 10th! Which is really great news for all of us fashion hungry – style junkies! They are by far my favourite store to shop at when I visit London – as if I need any excuse to shop!
Zara is one of the largest international fashion companies and belongs to Inditex, one of the world’s largest distribution groups. The company was established in 1975, with one store in La Coruña , Spain – they now boast 5154 stores, in 78 countries around the world. Their unique business model places the customer at the heart of their business, which includes design, production, distribution and sales through an extensive retail network.
Their South African based operation will not be franchised; they are entering the SA market through the corporate store route, which will keep retail prices as low as possible. Zara will be sure to bring some, much needed, diversity to the local retail market, with its Spanish roots and European styling.
Zara’s core concept is to provide quality fashion at an affordable price, hopefully enticing local shoppers and promoting healthy competition among local retailers. A bit of healthy competition never goes amiss and will encourage local retailers to up their game!
So I may need to find an excuse for an emergency trip to Gauteng and do a bit of shopping! Hopefully we will soon see a store opening in the Mother City(Cape Town) – the VA Waterfront would be ideal – a bit of shopping, followed by sushi and bubbly! 🙂