Good News from Wed, 17 August, 2011:

Marimekko opens new shops in Europe and USA, eyes opportunities in Asia

marimekko The Finnish textile and design house is rapidly expanding in Europe and USA The Finnish textile and design house is rapidly expanding in Europe and USA
Marimekko, the Finnish textile and clothing design house, is rapidly expanding its operations. Company announced on Wednesday that it is opening seven new stores in Europe and USA later on this year. Marimekko, which is renowned for its original prints and colors, will open new shops in Stockholm in Sweden, in Oslo in Norway and in London, Britain.

The design house already has shops in Stockholm and London, but the new shop in Oslo is its first stand-alone store in Norway. Marimekko announced already earlier in August that it is opening a new retail outlet in Copenhagen airport.

Three new stores will also open in the United States in the coming autumn. The previously announced company-owned flagship on New York’s Fifth Avenue is to open at the beginning of October. Another two Marimekko stores will be opened in Crate and Barrel home furnishings stores: one in Boston this September and the other in the Miami area in October. After these openings, Crate and Barrel stores will house a total of seven Marimekko stores. Marimekko also opened its own online store in the United States in July.

In a press release on Wednesday, Marimekko stated that it is actively investigating the possibilities to expand operations in the Asia-Pacific region. It already has operations in Japan and South Korea, where it has 22 stores with local partners.