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Reliance acquires majority stake in designer brand Abraham & Thakore Reliance Brands | Abraham & Thakore
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Reliance acquires majority stake in designer brand Abraham & Thakore

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 02 Mar 2022, 12:52 am

Reliance Retail has acquired a majority stake in designer wear brand Abraham & Thakore for an undisclosed amount, the company said Tuesday.

Reliance Retail Ventures said it looking to leverage the market knowledge and expertise of its high-end brands retailer Reliance Brands to “build brand Abraham & Thakore’s global appeal in the fashion and lifestyle category.”

Reliance Retail did not disclose the percentage of controlling stake it has bought in the company.

Abraham & Thakore sells attires, including that includes kurta, tops, pants, jackets and suits among other products, for both men and women and sells its products through posh global stores including Liberty, Harrods, Browns and Selfridges.

Reliance Brands retails 50 high-end international brands like Hugo Boss, Gas, Canali, Burberry and Armani among others.

So far, Reliance has acquired stakes in top designer brands in India.

In October, it purchased 40 percent stake purchase in designer Manish Malhotra’s fashion house MM Styles Ltd.

In January, Reliance Brands had formed a 60:40 joint venture with designer Rahul Mishra for a fashion and lifestyle business and in December, Reliance Brands had formed a similar 60:40 partnership with designer Anamika Khanna to develop Khanna’s AK-OK label.

In October, Reliance Retail acquired a controlling 52 percent stake in fashion house Ritu Kumar for an undisclosed amount.

Since its inception in 2007, RBL has invested in Indian luxury brand Satya Paul and Raghavendra Rathore.

An Edelweiss report has pegged the ethnic wear market in India at $20 billion or Rs 1.45 trillion in size.

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