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OUR HISTORY

For almost two decades, Husband Retail has played an integral role in the exciting evolution of the Asian retail industry. Widely recognised for their ground-breaking approach, our landmark projects have contributed to the face of Asian retail today.

2019

Myanmar opens up to international brands

As it transitions to a democratic society, Myanmar will see many world-famous brands enter the country for the first time with the opening of The Landmark, a flagship shopping destination in Yangon.

Responsible for planning and leasing what is set to be Myanmar’s primary city centre destination, Husband Retail will play an instrumental role in bringing many world-famous brands to the country.

2018

Sri Lanka’s emerging retail districts attract worldwide interest

Following years of unrest, Sri Lanka will join the international retail scene as it builds a new tourism and business district in Colombo, bringing many new fashion, lifestyle, and food brands to the country.

Working at the cutting edge of Sri Lanka’s emerging retail scene, Husband Retail is planning and leasing a 35,000 sq m retail centre at the heart of a mixed-use development. Connecting international brands with local distributors, Husband Retail is paving the way for fast fashion and lifestyle brands entering this new market for the first time.

2015

Shops meets skyscrapers as building design takes over in Thailand

Designer Rem Koolhaas’ new record-breaking 77-storey tower, named Mahanakhon (‘great city’), revitalises Bangkok’s shopping district – and its skyline.

Husband Retail plans and leases The Cube, a lifestyle centre and essential component of the Mahanakhon project.

Galaxy Macau to become the world’s largest integrated resort

The Galaxy Macau™ Phase Two brings the first fully-equipped destination shopping mall and resort to Macau, featuring diverse brands alongside movie theatres, restaurants, and a casino.

Husband Retail works in co-operation with Galaxy Macau to plan and lease the retail phase of this mega resort. The projects brings a more diverse range of brands to Macau than ever seen before.

2014

Premium outlet villages make their China debut

The new Suzhou Village premium outlet centre, operated by pioneering UK brand Value Retail, opens in Mainland China, to be followed by sister centre Shanghai Village in 2016.

2008

The next evolution in retail centre design arrives in Asia

Elements mall delivers an unparalleled customer experience, with striking design, exceptional customer service and luxury facilities. In a nod to the art of feng shui, the mall is divided into five zones, each one named after a different element and representing a different retail category.

Husband Retail is appointed by MTR, owner of Elements, to bring new-to-Hong Kong brands on board and assist in the leasing process.

2007

Italian influence brings experience-based shopping to Taiwan

Inspired by Milan’s famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the Bellavita mall lands in Taipei’s prestigious Xin Yi shopping district, bringing with it a more experience-focused philosophy completely unlike that of a traditional department store.

India enters the world of retail with its first ever shopping centre

Spurred by growing middle-class spending and brand success in China, Indian real estate company DLF creates ‘Emporio’, India’s first international-standard retail centre in New Delhi. The centre is the catalyst for many brands to open their first stores in India.

Responsible for the planning and leasing of Emporio, Husband Retail connects international brands with local distributors for the first time.

2006

Park Life in Beijing offers takes a confident leap into the flagship store

Retail destination Park Life creates four purpose-built flagship stores, offering leading brands some of the most viewed facades in the world.

THE CULT OF THE LUXURY BRAND, PAUL HUSBAND

Paul Husband takes an in-depth look at luxury brands and status symbols in Asia, profiling each country in his best-selling book The Cult of the Luxury Brand.

2005

Korea’s first international standardretail centre opens in Seoul

The launch of Seoul IFC transforms Korea’s retail landscape, shifting away from department store based shopping to global standard retail centres.

China’s first lifestyle destination arrives in Shanghai

Shanghai’s historic Bund gets a new lease of life with the launch of the Three on the Bund. Housed in a heritage building, the centre draws together cultural, dining, wellness and retail outlets to create a high end leisure destination. Many similar projects soon follow making the Bund a must-visit for consumers.

2003

Macau begins its metamorphosis from sleepy town to the Las Vegas of the East

Owned by Sands Corp of Las Vegas, the awe-inspiring Venetian becomes the first Vegas style resort and casino in Macau. It leads the way for many similar developments and a new retail era in Macau.

Paul Husband works closely with Venetian owner Sheldon Adelson, advising on consumer insight and behavior in the formation of the resort’s retail offering.

1999

Hong Kong’s first exclusive luxury retail destination opens its doors

Hong Kong cements its leading reputation in high end retail when Lee Gardens and Caroline Centre merge to become Lee Gardens 2, the only centre exclusively dedicated to stand-alone luxury stores.

1998

Global flagship stores land in Asia

The concept of the flagship store makes landfall in Hong Kong. Leases get longer and facades get bigger as the focus shifts from building image to brand image.