SEIBU, Malaysia’s first luxury Japanese department store opens at The Exchange, TRX
SEIBU is setting a new standard for department stores in Malaysia, being the first department store in Malaysia to showcase an impressive collection of over 700 luxury, international brands.
Kuala Lumpur, 29 Nov 2023, SEIBU, the luxury Japanese department store proudly opens its door at The Exchange, TRX, marking a significant milestone in the retail landscape of Malaysia.
His Excellency Takahashi Katsuhiko, Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia, Datuk Alfred Cheng, Chairman of SEIBU KL, Datuk Khadar Merican, Chairman of SOGO KL, Datuk Andrew Lim, Deputy Chairman of SOGO KL, Mr. Mitch Wilson, Project director for The Exchange TRX and head of retail for Lendlease Malaysia and Mr. Nobuharu Yutani, Managing Director of SEIBU KL officiated the opening ceremony with a resounding and auspicious ‘Wadaiko’ Japanese drum performance and the breaking of the ‘Kagami-Biraki’, a sake ceremony symbolizing a new and prosperous beginning for the SEIBU store.
Together with its partners, the collective investment in Seibu is in excess of RM150 million with the objective to create a top tier shopping destination in Malaysia. Seibu is set to provide employment opportunities for a thousand-strong work force.
SEIBU occupies four levels and is 265,000 square feet in size; making it the first department store in Malaysia to showcase an impressive collection of over 700 luxury, international brands. Notably, more than 100 of these brands are making their debut in the Malaysian market exclusively at SEIBU. Among these esteemed brands are Fred, a Parisian brand, Damiani, Niessing, Pierre Hardy, and a host of other renowned names. Significantly, over 200 are making their debut in a department store setting. As the first luxury Japanese department store in Malaysia, there are in excess 110 Japanese brands at SEIBU.