Furla coming soon to India


Furla is drawing out plans to open its first boutique at the Palladium Mall, Mumbai this autumn. According to sources, Genesis Luxury Fashion which is backed by L Capital, the private equity arm of the luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton is behind bringing Furla to India, either through a joint venture or licensing route. A Genesis Luxury spokesperson confirmed the deal with Furla but declined to provide details. Sanjay Kapoor-founded Genesis Luxury markets several global luxury brands in India, including Burberry, Canali and Georgio Armani, either through a franchise agreement or a joint venture. Recently, Furla launched its mono-brand openings in Rome, Paris, London, Munich, Hong Kong and Beijing. Furla which was formed by the Furlanetto family in 1927 is based in Bologna, Italy. Currently, it has a distribution network in 63 countries. There are five subsidiaries which are in the US, France, Japan, Hong Kong and Korea.

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