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Da Milano expands into home decor, to open 15+ stores in India in 2010-11

The Delhi-based leather accessory brand Da Milano is expanding its retail footprint pan-India to include home decoration and footwear.

The company had a 50:50 joint venture with Pavers Foresight Smart Ventures, which retailed international fashion footwear brand Staccato in India, has exited from it to focus on its own brand name.

Speaking on its expansion plans, Sahil Malik, managing director of Da Milano said airport retailing is an area that the company is exploring. "We will be setting up our standalone store in the newly built terminal. In addition, we will be adding 15 plus stores in the next 12-18 months," he says.