MILAN — Manila Grace is gearing up to enter the U.S. market with the launch of a North American online store this September.
The Carpi-based Italian contemporary label, which was founded in 2005 by Gruppo Antress Industry SpA and is designed by creative director Alessia Santi, is focused on Made in Italy collections defined by vibrant prints and deconstructed silhouettes.
The expansion in the U.S. marks a further step in the development of the label, which operates more than 40 stores worldwide.
For example, in 2016, Manila Grace unveiled two stores in China, at Beijing’s China World Mall and at the Parkson Shopping Center in Shanghai. In addition, in the first quarter of 2017, the brand opened corners inside six La Rinascente department stores in Italy. The company also operates flagships on Milan’s Via Manzoni and on Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris.
Manila Grace, which delivers women’s collections at prices ranging from $200 and $1,200, plans to open 15 additional stores in key international locations within the next three years.
The brand’s collections are currently sold in more than 1,000 multibrand shops worldwide.