Bloomingdale's to expand internationally into Dubai

NEW YORK, Sept 22 Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:07am EDT

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NEW YORK, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Macy's Inc (M.N) said on Monday that its upscale Bloomingdale's department store chain will expand internationally and open stores in Dubai in February of 2010.

The stores will be managed and operated by Al Tayer Insignia, a company of Al Tayer Group, under a licensing agreement, Macy's said.

"This will be our company's first overseas location, and we expect to learn a great deal about how our brands translate internationally," said Terry Lundgren, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Macy's, in a statement.

Two Bloomingdale's locations -- a three-level clothing and accessories store and a one-level home store -- will anchor The Dubai Mall, which is scheduled to be completed later this year, Macy's said. (Reporting by Nicole Maestri; Editing by Derek Caney)

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