After Delhi and Mumbai, it was the turn of Bangalore to have the third upmarket ‘Kipling Exclusive’ outlet. The store is located in Galleria Leela, the swanky shopping area of Hotel Leela. Kipling, owned by VF Corporation, is an outdoor casual women’s accessories brand, which in India is managed by VF Arvind- a 60:40 joint venture between VF Corporation and Arvind.
Kipling plans include launching a total of 18 retail stores, six of which will be exclusive, within a period of one year. The balance 12 stores will follow shop-in-shop model.
Kipling considers India as a vibrant market and expects it to contribute 15% of its turnover in the coming decade.