MILAN — Bloomingdale's expansion in the Middle East may be via a franchise agreement with Al-Tayer Group, a major player in fashion retailing in the region with a portfolio of 30 brands, including Giorgio Armani, Bulgari, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent.
According to sources, Bloomingdale's is in talks with Al-Tayer to open a 129,600-square-foot store in one of the two wings of Dubai Mall, which is being built by Dubai-based Emaar development company. The mall has been under construction since 2004 and is expected to open in late 2008 or 2009. When completed, it will be the largest mall in the world.
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