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Reliance brands aiming for stakes in Prabal Gurung’s premium lifestyle brand

Published: December 1, 2022

In order to establish exclusive luxury flagship stores at its Jio World malls, Reliance Brands is in discussions to acquire a stake in American luxury apparel retailer Prabal Gurung’s premium lifestyle brand.

Gurung, a fashion designer of Nepalese and American descent, is well-known for dressing celebrities like Michelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Anne Hathaway. During New York Fashion Week in 2009, he introduced his own line.

A executive who do not wish to be named, said, “Reliance Brands is adopting a flanking strategy, by partnering with fashion labels across ethnic wear, western wear and wedding lines. The labels will straddle its physical stores and e-commerce platforms.” 

In addition to owning a majority ownership in the fashion company Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, Reliance Brands also has a 40% investment in the Manish Malhotra label. Additionally, it collaborates strategically with other Indian designers. The decision to collaborate with couture designers is a part of a bigger strategy to get an advantage over rivals in the premium industry and penetrate international markets.

The company is rivalled by Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail, which has been investing in fashion brands as well.

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