Marimekko Opens New Store in Finland
Marimekko, a Finish textile and clothing design company has been under-going a process of expansion and re-modelling of its stores in Finland.
Last week, a new outlet store was opened in Vantaa, followed by the opening of a smaller gift shop in Helsinki, earlier this month. In addition to this, stores in the Arctic Circle and in Kitee have been completely refurbished.
Sales DirectorÂ PÃ¤ivi Lonka explains that in addition to the expansion on the international market, the company has been investing its store network in Finland too as the Finnish market is key for the business.
The new outlet in Vantaa spans over 260 square metres and stocks primarily past-season items but covers the entire range of Marimekko’s product line. The outlet in Kitee has also been completely refurbished and moved to new premises.
A new store with a primary focus on new items has been opened in the Santa Claus village, and a new shop-in-shop home decoration store will open in Kuopio later this month.
Marimekko, founded in 1951 is known to have made signification contributions to fashion especially in the 1960s. It is most famous for the usage of bright colours and simple designs used in both women’s clothing as well as in home decoration items. The two designers who have put the company on the international fashion map are Vuokko NurmesniemiÂ who focused on bold stripes, and Maija Isola who loved large simple flowered prints.
Design by Vuokko
Design by Maija
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