Kidswear Collective launches store in Doha’s Galeries Lafayette

Ahead of the Qatar Fifa World Cup 2022, pre-loved children’s wear and kids’ luxury platform Kidswear Collective has teamed up with Galeries Lafayette in Doha to open its new store, marking its first venture outside of the UK.

The new location, spanning 40 square metres in the childrenswear department of the department store, “is stocked with the very best that Kidswear Collective has to offer”, catering for children from 0-14 years.

Kidswear Collective’s founder, Shoshana Kazab, said: “Since launching, we have had incredible support from our customers in the Middle East, which is why we are particularly delighted to bring the Kidswear Collective concept to the region, especially with such a prestigious brand partner as Galeries Lafayette Doha.

“What with the World Cup just around the corner, all eyes are on Doha, which makes it an even more exciting time for us to be working with [it].”

The shop features unique pieces sourced from high-end brands including Gucci, Fendi, Baby Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Il Gufo, Burberry and Moncler. It will also update its stock with one-off pieces arriving regularly “to ensure customers will always have something new to discover when visiting the store while having access to luxury, planet-friendly kids fashion at a great price point”.

General manager at Galeries Lafayette in Doha, Kevin Gerard Pender, said: “We have been keen to introduce pre-loved baby & kids fashion to our customers for some time now and are excited to see this category evolve.

“Children wear their clothes for such a short time, so it makes sense to re-sell them. With their expertise in sourcing high-quality, luxury garments and successfully bringing the re-sale experience into department stores, Kidswear Collective is the perfect partner for us.”

Kidswear Collective, headquartered in London, ships orders worldwide to more than 100 countries.

According to the report by IMARC Group “GCC Secondhand Luxury Goods Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026“, the GCC second-hand luxury goods market is currently witnessing strong growth. The segment is expected to witness moderate growth till 2026.

The GCC second-hand luxury goods market is primarily driven by the rising penetration of western trends, particularly in the urbanized parts of the region.

Luxury department store Galeries Lafayette offers upscale fashion brands both online and in-store.

The company’s new flagship store in Doha, housing more than 400 brands, was unveiled in 2019 in partnership with Ali Bin Ali Holding.