Harvey Nichols to open new store in Qatari capital Doha

Kasmira Jefford
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Stacey Cartwright took over as chief executive of Harvey Nichols in January
Harvey Nichols is stepping up its presence overseas by opening a new store in Doha, the capital city of Qatar.

The luxury department store group has struck a licence agreement with Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Group to open an outlet in Doha Festival City, one of the country’s biggest malls.

The 80,000 square feet store is scheduled to open in the first three months of 2017 and will sell an “exclusive edit” of fashion, homeware and beauty brands, the firm said yesterday.

Qatar is an attractive market for luxury Western retailers because it boasts one of the highest global levels of disposable income and GDP per person of more than $100,000 a year.

“Doha is an exciting market for Harvey Nichols due to the significant growth we are seeing in the country,” chief executive Stacey Cartwright said.

The retailer currently has six UK stores and seven overseas including in Istanbul and Kuwait.

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