Monday, October 02, 2006

Nautica Home and Nautica Kids coming soon to India

The Economic Times reports that VF Corp owned Nautica will soon be bringing two of its brands to India, Nautica Kids and Nautica Home. The company has formed a 60:40 joint venture with Arvind Brands. The same joint venture controls other VF brands such as Lee and Wrangler. While Nautica Kids will be opening in October 2006, Nautica Home will open in November. Stores each are likely to be opening in Bangalore and Delhi first, followed by Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune.

The company’s store in Bangalore’s Vital Mallaya Road will be the largest in the world, at 6,500 sq ft, and will stock the entire range of Nautica products, apparel for men and women, footwear, luggage and fashion accessories. Generally, international Nautica stores range from 2,800-3,500 sq ft. The company is present in over 60 countries.

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