Westside opens its 4th store in Kolkata
By Nabamita Chatterjee | May 22, 2018
With its contemporary ambience, the store aims to cater to the fashion-savvy shoppers of the city with a wide range of apparel, footwear, cosmetics and much more
Westside recently launched its 126th store in India and its 4th store in Kolkata. Housed in a modern ambience, the store aims to cater to the fashion requirements of savvy shoppers in the city. Spread over an area of around 27,000 sq ft, the outlet is aptly located in the heart of the city at Mirza Ghalib Street, Kolkata. The store offers a comprehensive range of contemporary apparel, footwear, cosmetics and much more all under one roof.
Speaking at the launch of the new store, Philip Auld, Managing Director, Trent said, "With this store we aim to position Westside as a leading fashion destination in Kolkata and endeavour to provide an unmatched shopping experience to all our customers.''
Further talking to Retail4growth, Philip shares, “Westside has larger plans for East zone and Kolkata is a very fashionable market where we decided to come up with this large format store, which stands as a testament to our brand. In total, we will open around 10 stores in this region this year and Pan India, the count will go up to 25 stores by the end of 2018. Westside follows certain store formats: if it is in larger metro cities, it is generally around 20,000-25,000 sq ft and in tier II cities it is around 15,000 sq ft in size. In this store, we have more than 90% merchandise which are designed by our in-house team and are exclusive to us. India being a country with a growing GDP and one of the highest young population, fashion retail has a great future. Westside as a brand has been growing on an average of 8-10% y-o-y and we hope to maintain this in coming years too.”
Westside offers a wide range of contemporary and exclusively designed apparel for woman and men of today. The store also features Studio West, offering an exclusive range of beauty products for the contemporary Indian woman with an extensive range of cosmetics, fragrances and bath and body products.
Being one of India's largest and fastest growing retail chains, the company has already established 125 Westside stores measuring 8,000-34,000 sq ft across 62 cities.