Sunday 13, December 2015

Baghdad – MENA Herald: In presence of economists, businessmen and diplomats the luxury retailer Paris Gallery has opened its franchise store in Baghdad. The UAE-based retailer has collaborated with Al Handal International Group to serve the unique needs of the luxury market in Iraq and provide consumers distinctive merchandise and superior customer service. The Baghdad store features a wide array of international luxury brands in watches, perfumes, cosmetics, eyewear, accessories and leather goods.

Paris Gallery’s eye-catching retail concepts, impeccable service standards and traditional Arabic hospitality practices sees it stand out as an unequivocal shopping and gifting destination in the Middle East. With a vast display of high-end brands, customers are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting a product or picking out the perfect gift. Niche perfume favorites, exclusive to Paris Gallery, will also be showcased in the new store. These impressive and luxurious scents are sure to please visiting perfume aficionados. Ladies and beauty lovers can immerse themselves in a beauty haven thanks to a curated assortment of classic luxury cosmetics brands and amiable and well-trained staff to offer expert advice. Discerning fashionistas and watch connoisseurs will be glad to know that the new store opens with the latest seasonal collections in fashion accessories and exquisite timepieces from the best brands available worldwide.

“I’m delighted that we are now in Iraq which is an important milestone for us. Our commitment to providing superior customer service in opulent settings is unparalleled. We are here to offer the consumers of Iraq the best luxury brands and a heightened shopping experience. I am thankful to the Al Handal International Group for putting their trust in us and for doing an exceptional job in setting up the first Paris Gallery store in the country. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with them and the consumers of this country,” said Mr Mohammed Abdul Rahim Al Fahim, the CEO of Paris Gallery Group of Companies.

The CEO of the Al Handal International Group, Mr. Mohammed Al Handal, said, “We are so honored and delighted to have Paris Gallery in Iraq.  We have been very optimistic from the beginning and have looked forward to this day. We bring a luxurious and unique experience into the retail market, and with Paris Gallery’s solid reputation and success in serving the Middle East region, we will now offer our customers the best of brands and services.”

Mr. Firas Kadhem, Group Head of Fragrance and Cosmetics at Paris Gallery, was very optimistic when saying, “The retail market in Iraq is growing and customer demand for high-end luxury goods are increasing. We believe this is the right time for us to branch into this market and gain foothold in this region. We are bringing some of the best high-end international brands under one roof, and it’s a great opportunity for consumers of this region to enjoy such unique brand offerings, especially in the niche fragrance category and makeup and skincare.”

Paris Gallery is the flagship retail store of the Paris Gallery Group of Companies. The group has a network of more than 90 retail stores across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Bahrain, and a portfolio of over 600 international brands. A recipient of a number of regional and international awards for business excellence, customer service standards, and retail innovation, the luxury brand is well known for its quality products, luxurious in-store ambiance, well-trained staff and its signature Arabic hospitality.