Michael Kors Opens First Brazil Store in Rio de Janeiro

By Paul Joseph

American high-end fashion designer Michael Kors has opened his first Brazilian store in the iconic city of Rio de Janeiro.

Situated in Rio’s prestigious Shopping Village Mall, the new store is spread across 1,500 square metres and is home to a full range of Michaek Kors products.

The designer plans to open three additional mono-brand stores in Brazil by the end of the year, including two in Sao Paulo.

One of the world’s fastest emerging economies, Brazil is increasingly becoming home to the world’s biggest luxury brands and the new Michael Kors store is testimony to that growing trend.

Based in his native New York City, Kors is best known for designing classic American sportswear for women.

In 2013, he was selected for The Time 100, the magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

By Paul Joseph