MANAMA: Luxury shopping destination Moda Mall has leased 600sqm of retail space with seven new outlets added to its portfolio over the past year, it was announced yesterday.
This led to an increase of 3.4 per cent in the mall’s leased retail space in 2017, featuring a portfolio of fashion brands commanding 72pc, jewellery brands 15pc and culinary brands 13pc.
This growth is attributed to new leases including additional fashion, lifestyle and culinary offerings, it said.
Among the new brands at the mall are British master perfumer Roja Dove’s Roja Parfums; Italian luxury furniture brand Bakokko; and decorative artefacts seller Limited Edition.
The mall management said its fashion and culinary portfolio has also been enhanced with Iziq Boutique, featuring a fusion of classic and contemporary gowns; Healthy Calorie featuring healthy and calorie-focused meal plans; Gadooa Sweets offering authentic Bahraini delicacies; and Ku-cha Café.
Both the Bahrain World Trade Centre and the Moda Mall are managed by Cushman & Wakefield, whose Bahrain director and general manager Kelvin Crutchlow said this was part of a continuous drive to not only upgrade the existing tenant mix with special incentive offers for new retailers but also introduce new concepts that provide “exciting and entertaining experiences to customers”.
This year, Moda Mall, as part of its ongoing leasing strategy to evolve its portfolio with new retail and experiential offerings, plans to launch a luxury spa and wellness concept as well as a high-end, multi-brand jewellery store, amongst other new additions, he added.