Lagoona opens new lifestyle shops
Doha, December 10, 2011
Lagoona, Darwish Malls’ latest development and Qatar’s leading retail and lifestyle scene, has opened the doors of its second wave of exciting brands and cafés.
The latest range of fashion and coffee shops that Lagoona has attracted includes many firsts for Qatar and joins its very own anchor tenant, Fifty One East, the largest multi-brand store in the Middle East, said a senior official.
Eamon Kelly, general manager of Lagoona, said: 'We're delighted to see the second wave of amazing stores opening at Lagoona, where the retail experience builds expectation and anticipation, as new phases take shape. Lagoona targets savvy customers looking for a whole gamut of retailers delivering on their promise of star quality goods in their specialist sector.'
'Customers have come to enjoy Lagoona's rare proposition of high quality interior design, where even the conveniences would easily grace a 5 star hotel. Those in the know about the latest trends in food and fashion will welcome the second line-up of boutiques and culinary outlets that are open as many other brands and eateries plan to follow in 2012,' Kelly noted.
Among these is the very first ‘Carrefour Market’ in Doha, the Carrefour Express Trademark, which was thronged by nearby residents when it opened and sold out of milk and bread in a matter of hours before hastily re-stocking, said the official.
Sugar & Spice opens for the first time in Doha too, offering an abundance of delicious coffees, teas and juices as well as healthy snacks and deserts ideal for light lunches.
Franck Rouquet, vice president Carrefour Supermarkets in Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and the UAE, said Carrefour Market is offering much more than basic products.
“The Carrefour Market-model is already well-established internationally, and we saw an opportunity to introduce it to Qatar, which is a country with sophisticated and cosmopolitan consumers as well as huge growth potential.
'Our Carrefour Market supermarket in Lagoona Mall Qatar is designed to be more than just a convenience grocery. It is a destination for fresh food centering on high-quality produce, with butchers and fishmongers on hand and daily deliveries straight to the supermarket shelves.'
'With our customer demographic constantly changing and evolving along with their requirements from a local supermarket, we see Carrefour Market as a welcome addition to Qatar, and we are delighted to be part of the ambitious Lagoona Mall project.”
Suiteblanco’s entrée on the Doha landscape as one of Spain’s leading fashion chains with no less than 2,300 employees, signals a step up in very latest super fashion stakes and accessories at affordable low-cost prices for Qatar’s young urbanites and keen fashion followers.
For those shopping for the ultimate fashion gift for their families, friends or loved ones, Wrapt’s first appearance in Doha will ensure the utmost gift wrap for those ultra special occasions, such as baby anniversaries, engagements and weddings and even gift vouchers.
“Qatar is the perfect city for Wrapt’s first franchisee store,” said Aysha Butti Al Muhairi - CEO of Wrapt.
“Our new franchise, signed between Wrapt and Al Hazeem projects, is ideal for Qatar as it is close to UAE and both countries share a common culture and value-system.'
Fashionistas will enjoy browsing at Springfield for men’s fashion, footwear and accessories and rifling through Bin Salem’s dazzling jewelry and precious gems.
Veleno Boutique jewelry and accessories is one of a kind in Qatar. Veleno has the inner core of natural beauty and has the perfect eye for natures inspired jewelry, said Rasha Tayyan Alayan.
“It is an honor to have opened Veleno Boutique store at Lagoona since it is one of its kind in the region. Veleno goes far beyond being an ordinary chic jewelry and accessory boutique as it is the bridge between East and West to complete today’s contemporary woman,' she added.
Lotto & Reebok bring their luminary top name sportswear and accessories for those keeping fit in the gyms of Doha. Vendome Pharmacy is also opening to ensure its customers keep healthy with its remedies, potions and beauty products.-TradeArabia News Service