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Nars comes to Vietnam

Nars Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Store Opening News - Retail in Asia

Japanese cosmetic brand Nars has landed in Vietnam, opening a brand new store in Ho Chi Minh City.

Located on Dong Khoi Street inside Vincom Center mall, Nars’ debut store offers Vietnamese customers all of the makeup brand’s newest and most popular items.

According to Nars’ brand president, Barbara Calcagni, the new store signals the local market’s growth, and therefore, readiness for a fresh cosmetics entrant such as Nars.
“Vietnam is a potential market for growth thanks to the rapid development of the country,” Calcagni said.

With more than 250 shops, Vincom Center is Ho Chi Minh City’s biggest shopping mall. It is split into two separate buildings, Vincom Center A and Center B, as houses the largest array of international luxury brands and retailers.

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Nars is on an Asian retail rollout. The latest Vietnam store succeeds a new retail venture for Nars in Malaysia. Earlier this month, Shiseido Travel Retail partnered with Colours & Fragrances to open a Nars cosmetics stand-alone boutique at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

The boutique is Nars’ first travel retail location in Malaysia.

Founded in 1994 by French make-up artist and photographer Francois Nars, Nars was acquired by Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido in 2000.