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Jimmy Choo Marches Into India, Japan

London-based brand inks distribution deal, forms retail joint venture.

Jimmy Choo Ltd. is setting out to conquer the East.

The London-based brand, which this year is celebrating a decade in the ready-to-wear shoe and accessories business, has just inked a distribution agreement in India and formed a retail joint venture in Japan.

“As we consolidate our business in the U.S., the U.K. and Europe, we are moving east,” said Robert Bensoussan, chief executive of Jimmy Choo, in an exclusive interview.

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