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April 6, 2018
Hearst Magazines International, a unit of Hearst Corporation and Marka PJSC, the first public joint stock company focused on the retail and hospitality sector in the UAE, announced plans to launch the world’s first Harper’s Bazaar Café.
Gautam Ranji, senior vice president, licensing and business development, Hearst Magazines International and Jamal Al Hai, chairman, Marka PJSC, made the announcement.
Designed as a living embodiment of the style and stories that define the fashion magazine, the café will be a sophisticated, immersive Harper’s Bazaar experience, capturing the chic, provocative elegance that defines the brand.
The first Harper’s Bazaar Café will open in Nov. 2015, followed by nine other cafés across the Middle East through 2020. Each venue will be an ever-evolving social space, offering vibrant food, fashion and art, and celebrating the heritage and style of the fashion magazine.
“The Harper’s Bazaar Café is perfectly aligned with our mission to be the premier retail and hospitality operator in the Middle East,” says Al Hai. “We have a bold growth strategy, and we’re committed to introducing new and unique concepts in partnership with leading international brands that reflect and support the Middle East’s rapidly growing stature in the global retail and hospitality landscape.”
“Harper’s Bazaar Arabia launched in Dubai in 2007, and was immediately embraced by fashion-forward readers in the UAE, who love the expertly curated, graphic style and visual energy that defines the brand around the world,” says Ranji. “Bazaar is truly global, with a distinct point of view that translates into a specific lifestyle. The Café will bring that vision to life.”
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