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Aeropostale opens first European store in Ireland

By Vivian Hendriksz

22 Oct 2015

London - US teen retailer Aeropostale has opened its first overseas store in Dublin, Ireland. "We look forward to bringing the Aeropostale brand to Western Europe for the first time," commented Julian R. Geiger, Chief Executive of Aeropostale in a press release.

In order to ensure a smooth transition, Aeropostale signed a licensing agreement with Shuz 4 U International Ltd, who also managed Skechers stores in Ireland."By partnering with such a strong and established licensee, we are confident that the recognition and popularity of the Aeropostale brand will continue to grow across Europe," added Geiger.

Via its partnership with Shuz 4 U International, Aeropostale aims to open ten standalone stores over the next five years. "We are absolutely thrilled to bring the iconic, teen New York brand Aeropostale to Ireland," added Paul Gallagher, Director of Shuz 4 U International Ltd. "Aeropostale's first Western European location will be a 4,000 square foot store located in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in Dublin, one of Ireland's largest shopping and leisure destinations."

The store opening comes not long after the retailer revealed plans to open stores in India, with licensing partner Arvind Lifestyle Brands. The first store in slated to open in March 2016.