Bakery, Grocery, Baked goods, Miscellaneous
French luxury tea merchant, Betjeman & Barton (B&B) opened its first flagship tea room on June 2014 at 1Utama Shopping Mall. First established in Paris in 1919, B&B has since then open more than 20 outlets around the world spanning from France, Belgium, Canada, Holland, Switzerland, Japan to Singapore. Le Monde Fashion Group, the Master Franchisee of B&B for Malaysia, plans to open more outlets in strategic locations nationwide.
Perfumery, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals
VIP guests including Datin Paduka Marina Mahatir, H.E Martine Dorance and Antoine Bakhache were present to officiate the opening of MFK’s second boutique in Malaysia. CEO of MFK, Marc Chaya had also flown in especially for the event to meet loyal patrons and guests of MFK.
Like its flagship store in Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, the new boutique will be offering the full range of MFK’s luxury fragrances, home scents and accessories.
Source : www.my.asiatatler.com
Textile, Apparel, Fashion
After Bangkok and Singapore, the French ready-to-wear brand is now available in Malaysia. Global Retail Venture Sdn Bhd opened the first outlet at Parkson Pavilion in June 2013. Sinéquanone already has nearly 35 outlets in Asia. While many French luxury brands are present in Malaysia, the arrival of French stores like Sinéquanone is quite new.
KUALA LUMPUR: Sales of Peugeot-brand cars in Malaysia is expected to continue growing with the launch of Peugeot 508 by Nasim Sdn Bhd, later this month. In a statement today, Nasim said sales, thus far, has been overwhelming. "As at end-September, we have sold over 4,000 units which is a new record for the Peugeot brand in Malaysia. "This is double our sales in the same period in 2010 and surpasses our all-time record of 3,773 units sold in 2009," said Nasim Chief Executive Officer and Joint Group Executive Chairman of Naza Group SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin. He said the all-new 508 would further increase the company’s sales volume this year. "This premium luxury sedan will be targeted at executives and professionals that want a car with class, character and panache," Nasaruddin said. He added the highly-anticipated new launch for this year would feature the French carmaker’s latest design and technology to offer an exhilarating experience in ride and comfort.
Jewelry, Leather products, Fashion accessories
One of French’s leading luxury brands RECIFE– has announced the opening of their first ever retail outlet in Malaysia on December 2009. RECIFE is sold in over 2000 stores throughout the world, which, from Paris to Tokyo and Malaysia, set today’s fashion.
The grand opening of the first boutique in Malaysia – ideally situated in Bangsar Village II was launched with a suitably glamorous opening ceremony, which was presided by Mr. Stephan Arnal from RECIFE and also Mr. Eddy CHAN from Nicematch (M) Sdn Bhd which is also known as FINESSE.
NICEMATCH (M) SDN BHD is appointed as a local distributor of RECIFE and currently this company is also the distributor of Thomas Sabo, GL, Paul & Joe in Malaysia.
Decoration, Interior design
The GRANGE showroom (by Linds Furniture) in Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, officially opened its doors on the 25th of October 2010 to the public.
It was attended by approximately 90 guests, including the Ambassador of France to Malaysia His Excellency Marc Barety and GRANGE chairman Phillipe Mayer. Covering close to 3,500sq ft, the exquisite showroom features most of GRANGE’s restyled French classical furniture and interiors as well as ideas for bringing them to life in contemporary homes. Established in 1996 as a family-run business, Linds Furniture is regarded by many as Malaysia’s premier maker and retailer of quality contemporary furniture. Linds Furniture is the sole distributor of GRANGE products in Malaysia.
For more than 100 years, the GRANGE craftsmanship is based on its respect for fundamental values − authenticity, harmony and respect for materials and quality. Focusing on a shared “Meubles de famille” (family furniture) vision, the GRANGE collections express a French style of living, shaped by traditional elegance and a spirit of innovation.
GRANGE is most famous for its variety of hand-finished furniture, ranging from chairs and coffee tables to beds and hall cabinets; each with its own distinct style and quality.
More information: www.lindsfurniture.com
It tooks 25 years for Louis Vuitton Malaysia to venture out of Kuala Lumpur into the suburbs. From its first store at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur to Starhill Gallery and Suria KLCC, the newly-minted boutique in The Gardens Mall, just off the affluent Bangsar neighbourhood, comes at the perfect time.
Datuk Michelle Yeoh lent her celebrity power to Louis Vuitton Malaysia on the 2nd of October when she officially opened the luxurious brand’s third store in Malaysia.
The new LV store is located on the first floor of The Gardens Mall in Mid Valley City.
Michelle was given a grand red carpet welcome by Jean-Baptiste Debains, president of Louis Vuitton Asia Pacific, Jean-Christophe Tevenin, general manager of Louis Vuitton South East Asia, Kathy Lam, general manager of Louis Vuitton Malaysia and Robert Tan, group managing director of IGB Corporation Bhd.
Also spotted exchanging pleasantries with the Reign of Assassins star were Malay pop diva, Anita Sarawak and Malaysian-born, Hong Kong-based supermodel, Danielle Graham.
LV later kicked off the celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony - with Michelle taking on the lead role as the ribbon cutter.
UBIFRANCE, the French agency for international business development, comes under the aegis of France’s Ministry for the Economy, Industry & Employment. UBIFRANCE lies at the heart of France’s public-sector export support framework. With 64 Trade Commissions in 44 countries, UBIFRANCE offers a comprehensive range of products and services aimed at accompanying French-based companies in their development on export markets.