C. Wonder… a revolutionary lifestyle brand and retail concept for chic, charming, and charismatic women announces its first international location at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai and license agreement with Al Tayer Group
C. Wonder, the revolutionary lifestyle brand that exploded onto the retail scene with the debut of its New York City store in October 2011, is excited to announce its first international license agreement for the Middle East with Al Tayer Group. The brainchild of visionary entrepreneur J. Christopher Burch, founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital, C. Wonder offers women's clothing, footwear, jewelry and accessories, housewares and home decor, great gifts, and delightful surprises at every turn.
C. Wonder provides women with an entirely new retail experience, a shopping destination that transports customers into a world of luxury and surprises. The first C. Wonder store in the Middle East will open in the Spring of 2014 at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. It is anticipated that additional stores in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman will follow.
“The Middle East is a young, dynamic market and has fast become a world class shopping destination” states J. Christopher Burch, CEO and Founder of C. Wonder. “The region has a rapidly growing demand for new, fresh and exciting international brands. We are thrilled to partner with Al Tayer Group bringing C. Wonder to new customers throughout the region. Their deep knowledge of the customer as well as their expertise in delivering an outstanding store experience makes them an ideal partner for us.”
Khalid Al Tayer, CEO – Retail, Al Tayer Group, said: 'We are delighted to partner with C. Wonder for the Middle East. The brand has an animated lifestyle and creative product range that presents an exciting and attractive experience for the regional consumer.”
C. Wonder will end 2013 with 23 stores in the United States and plans to open additional new stores in 2014 domestically.
About C. Wonder:
C. Wonder offers women's clothing, footwear, jewelry and accessories; housewares and home décor, great gifts, and delightful surprises at every turn. Our design teams create a wide-ranging assortment of beautiful, versatile and spirited products for all areas of our customer's life. Our stores offer unexpected touches at every turn: rich interior furnishings; personal fitting room settings and monogramming on select products.
C. Wonder is one of several lifestyle and consumer products brands being developed by J. Christopher Burch, founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital, an entrepreneur and active investor across a wide range of industries for nearly thirty years. Mr. Burch has been a strategic investor in multiple technology and luxury brands, including Aliph (Jawbone), NextJump, PowerMat, Voss Water and Tory Burch.
C. Wonder currently operates 21 permanent stores, the SoHo Flagship and at the following locations: The Shops at Columbus Circle in Time Warner Center, Garden State Plaza, The Westchester Mall, Roosevelt Field Mall, Fashion Island, Tysons Corner, King of Prussia, Fashion Valley, The Fashion Mall at Keystone, Easton Town Center, The Mall at Millenia, Walt Whitman Shops, Derby Street Shoppes, King Street in Charleston, SC, The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, The Somerset Collection, The Summit, Santana Row, The Village at Corte Madera and Lenox Square in addition to a full-service e-commerce boutique. Additional stores will open across the country in 2013 and beyond. For more information, please visit: www.cwonder.com.
About Al Tayer Group
Al Tayer Group is a diversified regional business established in 1979 with its headquarters in Dubai, UAE. Since its inception, the Group has grown rapidly and currently operates in 12 countries in the Middle-East and beyond, with nearly 8500 employees. It has built leading operations in multiple sectors, including automotive, contracting, distribution, retail, and services.