PARIS — He brought Fendi fur coats and Gucci handbags to the docklands of sweltering Kuwait. Now retailer Sheikh Majed Al-Sabah of Villa Moda is bringing Dolce & Gabbana stilettos and headache tablets to a five-star hotel in Qatar.
“The store concept will be like Duane Reade meets Bergdorf Goodman,” Al-Sabah quipped about the 4,300-square-foot Villa Moda he plans to open at the Ritz Carlton in Doha next January. “[It] will be like a beautiful living room with two glass cubes for Gucci, Prada and Fendi and the rest of the store will be multibrand, with all sorts of fashion, gadgets, magazines, books, postcards, food and other things. Think of a beautiful Valentino handbag displayed next to today’s newspaper.”
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