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Every journey has to start somewhere. From one store in 1999 to the opening of its 1900+ stores in 2022, Apparel Group has amassed its resources to become a successful retail conglomerate. With an aim to become the topmost global retailer, Apparel is all set to cross new barriers and create fresh benchmarks in the retail industry. The company has achieved mercurial growth in the last 15 years by introducing world class fashion labels from around the globe like Nine West, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole, Aldo, Charles & Keith, Tim Hortons to name a few.

• Apparel Group honored at RetailME Awards 2020: Skechers and Levi’s
• Nine Apparel Group brands win DED’s Consumer-Friendly Company recognition
• Apparel Group gets ranked in the Top 50 best workplaces in the middle east by
Great Place to Work®
• Apparel Group wins Gold & Bronze at Gulf Sustainability CSR Awards 2020
• Apparel Group wins Dubai Service Excellence Scheme Award: INGLOT (Burjuman) for Fashion Retail Section

• Apparel Group honored at RetailME Awards 2019: Aldo, The Children’s Place, Calvin Klein, and
• Apparel Group receives The Filipino Times Awards for Aeropostale and Skechers
• 10 Apparel Group Brands awarded Superbrands Award 2019
• Apparel Group receives Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award
•  Apparel Group awarded the ‘2018 Dubai Chamber CSR Label’ for the 6th consecutive year

• Apparel Group honored at RetailME Awards 2018: Apparel Group, New Balance, Charles & Keith,   Herschel, The Children’s Place, Ardene, and
• Apparel Group receives Best Fashion & Lifestyle Retail Conglomerate award in MEA Business   Awards
• 20 Apparel Group Brands awarded Superbrands Award 2018
• Apparel Group receives Fact Dining Awards for Jamies Italian, Sumo Sushi & Bento

• Apparel Group honored at RetailME Awards 2017: Dune London, Rituals, Skechers, and Tim Hortons
• Apparel Group receives three Business Excellence Awards 2017
• TOMS wins Responsible Retailer of the Year Award at World Retail Congress

• Apparel Group, one of Middle East’s reputed retail giant added a feather to its cap by officially launching Shoe Gallery on February 3 at Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi. Shoe Gallery as a concept leverages the growing potential of the emerging markets with a culminating take on fashion and beauty

• Z generation, trendiest kids concept from Paris has been added to our bucket list of brands for children
• Sbarro, Italian fast-food chain is the newest addition to our F&B Division
• Apparel Group wins ‘VIP Category’ rating in DED’s Self Inspector programme
• Apparel Group awarded employer of the year at the Middle East HR Excellence Awards 2015
• Apparel launched Charming Charlie in UAE & Nautica Kids in KSA
• Apparel launches first community centre; Grand Centrale, Ajman
• Apparel Group awarded ‘Great Place to Work 2014-15’ securing ‘Rank 13
• Apparel wins at UAE Superbrands Awards 2015 – Excellence in Branding
• Apparel Group receives four International Business Excellence Awards 2015

• Apparel launched LC Waikiki, All About Watches, Toms, Beverly Hills Polo Club, Bottega Verde, Glossip Milano
• Apparel Group honored with prestigious ‘Dubai Quality Appreciation Award’ for the year 2014
• Apparel Group honored at RetailME Awards 2014: Aeropostale, Nine West, Inglot, Tim Hortons, Athlete’s Co., Charles & Keith, Le Chateau, Cub Apparel and ALDO
• Apparel Group receives Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award 2014 (SKEA)

◦   Gold Category – Apparel Group
◦   Silver Category – NineWest

• Apparel group launched R&B
• Apparel signed Master Franchise for KSA – Tim Hortons

Apparel launches The Children’s Place

Apparel Group launches one of North America’s most successful restaurant chains – Tim Hortons at Sheikh Zayed Road. Within a span of few months Apparel opened Tim Hortons at 5 Locations in UAE

• Apparel launches its loyalty program – Club Apparel
• Apparel launches MBT & Garage

Apparel reaches the magical figure of 500 stores. In 2009, Apparel signs up Garage.

• Apparel Group opens 33 new stores, all in a single day at The Dubai Mall
• Apparel Group signs up Aeropostale
• Apparel Group inaugurates its new Head Office at Jebel Ali Free Zone custom built to serve as a hub to the group’s expansion frenzy

• Apparel Group launches Cold Stone Creamery & Anne Klein
• Apparel Group received the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award & Dubai Human Development Appreciation Award in UAE

• Apparel launches the upstate New York fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger
• Apparel receives the ISO 9001-2000 certification, and is regarded as the world’s foremost quality management recognition

Apparel launched eight new brands including Skechers

• Apparel made forays into the Singapore and Poland markets
• Apparel launches Kenneth Cole New York

Apparel launched Naturalizer in GC region

Apparel signed an agreement with Dune, UK’s favorite footwear and accessories brand

Apparel brought Aldo and in three weeks opened 4 ALDO stores across UAE

11 Nine West stores were opened by the end of the year

Apparel Group begins its retail journey by signing up Nine West and opens its first store at Lamcy Plaza