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Zara opens at Australia’s Chadstone with fans but little fanfare

Spanish fashion retailer Zara opened its fourth Australian store at Chadstone yesterday.

Absent were the overnight queues that stretched around city blocks for the opening of stores in Sydney and Melbourne last year.

Zara is one of several international fast-fashion retailers establishing footholds in Australia. Others are Topshop/Topman and Gap, with Swedish retailer H&M, Japanese retailer Uniqlo, Forever 21 and Abercrombie and Fitch were also reportedly scouting for sites.