Lagoona opens the doors of its second wave of amazing lifestyle shops and cafés
Five ‘firsts’ in Doha for latest market, fashion & lifestyle brands
Doha, 11 December, 2011: Lagoona, Darwish Malls’ latest development and Qatar’s hottest retail and lifestyle scene, opens 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.
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. 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, says 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 prices for Qatar’s young urbanites and keen fashion followers. Offering within its collections a broad line of clothing and accessories that each season follows the catwalks’ lead, Suiteblanco makes awesome ultra feminine fashion accessible to all..
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 for the undecided.
“Qatar is the perfect city for Wrapt’s first franchisee store,” said Ms. 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. The Arab culture is a gift giving culture and we like to do so in style. We are confident that the Wrapt store opening in a prime location in Lagoona Mall will fill the gap and be the beginning of a new paradigm in the gift-giving culture of Qatar.”
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.
Mrs. Rasha Tayyan Alayan said “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
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.
Mr. 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 sharp boutiques and culinary outlets that are now open as many other brands and eateries plan to follow in 2012.”
Spanning 128,000 square meters of space that exudes luxury and style, Lagoona is a retail experience like no other. Breathing life into shopping and paying homage to light, space, air and the senses it has created a feeling of openness and wonder that is exceptional for mall environments.
Strategically located at the foot of the iconic ZigZag Towers, Lagoona will become home to over 160 imaginatively decked-out outlets that radiate style and ambience. In addition, 18 restaurants with international cuisines will spread over a breathtaking 22,000 square meters European-style Piazza. Lagoona will also feature spacious and elegant parking lots around the mall for ease of access.
The mall's anchor tenant, Fifty One East, is now the biggest luxury multi-brand super store in the Middle East region covering about 13,000 square meters and delivering the finest to the elite of Qatar. Award-winning Fifty One East is the longest-standing retail chain in Qatar and the most exclusive address for a style-savvy population seeking the best in life-enhancing elements. Driven by unfaltering customer loyalty, immeasurable retail known-how and a diligent belief in providing its community with nothing short of the most premium indulgences, Fifty One East fuses contemporary taste with the essence of the Orient. Through some of the world’s most coveted brands, Fifty One East offers the most brilliant jewelry and timepieces, fashion and fine apparel, cosmetics and fragrances, as well as cutting edge technology products.
A purveyor of superb taste, Lagoona's name is synonymous with a timeless sophistication that defines new heights in chic lifestyle and turns Lagoona into a truly urbane and classy retail experience.