The Cotton On Group is excited to announce that on 29th of May, they will be opening their first store in Namibia! The new Cotton On store at The Grove Mall is the first other African country to house the retailer, outside of South Africa. The new store will house a number of brands under the Cotton On Group stable, including Cotton On, Cotton On Body, Cotton On Kids and Rubi shoes.
Australian retailer, The Cotton On Group, continues to be one of the fastest growing fashion retailers globally, expanding its African footprint by opening its first store in Namibia on the 29th of May 2015 in Windhoek’s The Grove Mall.
Born to deliver on-trend, effortlessly cool and affordable fashion, Cotton On provides men and women the styles they want now, at the best price. At 1, 000 square meters, the new Cotton On store at Grove Mall is the first other African country to house the retailer, outside of South Africa. The new store will house a number of brands under the Cotton On Group stable, including Cotton On, Cotton On Body, Cotton On Kids and RUBI Shoes.
With many global fashion retailers making the move from South Africa into the Namibian market and seeing great success, it was an obvious move for the Australian retailer as its first move into Sub-Saharan Africa. “We have been very fortunate to have seen consistent growth and success in South Africa, with 120 stores and plans to continue to expand our South African fleet. We constantly looked at potential new regions were we will expand the Cotton On brand, and as Namibia borders South Africa, the Namibian retail market shares many similarities to that of its neighbor” explains Cotton On Global General Manager, Felicity McGahan.
“After seeing some of our competitors experience strong performance in the Namibian market, we felt it was the right decision for the Group to move into its second African country” says McGahan.
The Grove was only recently developed, offering a superior shopping experience for the customers that did not previously exist in the market which made it the perfect location for Cotton On to launch into the region. “With the introduction of The Grove Mall in Windhoek, it provided us an opportunity to introduce Cotton On to a new community and export our laid-back, quintessential Australian lifestyle to Namibians” says McGahan.
Since opening their first store in 1991 in Australia, The Cotton On Group has seen rapid growth and now has over 1300 stores across 17 countries, with a commitment to reach more people across the globe.
The new Cotton On store will open its doors on Friday the 29th of May 2015 at 09:00 am and to celebrate the launch, fun activities are planned in store over the opening weekend. On Saturday the 30th of May, Radiowave will be broadcasting live in the morning, fashion stylists will be on-hand, a pamper station, coffee, kids’ activities, giveaways and more. Plus, the first 100 shoppers will receive a free gift with their purchase.