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September 2022

Turkish Consul General Inaugurates the LC Waikiki Retail Store Launch in Dubai Hills Mall

The Turkish Consul General cutting the tape, surrounded by a group of people applauding

Dubai: Apparel Group brand LC Waikiki inaugurated their Flagship store in the UAE at Dubai Hills Mall with honorary guest H.E. Consul General of Turkey İlker Kılıç and President of Turkish Business Council Fatima Nilgun. The ribbon cutting ceremony was lead by the Founder and Chairwoman of Apparel Group, Sima Ganwani Ved, and other members of the senior leadership team.

 The newly opened LC Waikiki store at Dubai Hills Mall covers 19,000 square feet and aims to reflect the Turkish company’s philosophy that ‘everyone deserves to dress well’, providing versatile style options for women, men, and children at affordable prices. This is LC Waikiki’s  16th store in the UAE and 29th in the GCC. The store aims to provide its customers with a truly enjoyable and convenient experience as they shop from the global brand’s vast collection. The brand is known for keeping up with the latest fashion trends in terms of design, colors, and premium quality.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by H. E. Consul General of Turkey İlker Kılıç, Turkish Business Council President Fatima Nilgun, Consulate General Commercial Attaché Ersoy Erbay, Consulate General Commercial Attaché Haci Hasan Kaygisiz, Senior Foreign Trade Advisor Ali Avci, Apparel Group Founder & Chairwoman, Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group Chief Executive Officer Neeraj Tekchandani, Apparel Group Vice President Santosh Bhatia, Apparel Group Vice President Siddharth Dixit including other members of the senior leadership team.

İlker Kılıç, The Consul General of Turkey said, “We rejoice to see that Turkish brands already present in the UAE such as LC Waikiki are becoming stronger, while there are more and more new brands arriving.”


Born in France, fostered in Turkey, LC Waikiki is a multi-cultural fashion brand that has continuously grown in the global market over the last 17 years. LC Waikiki today has more than 500 stores in 25 countries with over 25,500 employees and a brand range that includes clothes and accessories for men, women, and children of all ages, including babies, style-aware individuals, and families. The brand accompanies itself with a distinctive methodology – high-quality clothes at a great value. From close-fitting, stylish knitwear for men, to fashionable shoes and slippers for young girls, LC Waikiki has exactly what you need, when you need it.

About Apparel

Apparel Group is a global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate residing at the crossroads of the modern economy – Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Today, Apparel Group caters to thousands of eager shoppers through its 1850+ retail stores and 75+ brands on all platforms while employing over 16,500 multicultural staff.  Apparel Group has carved its strong presence in the GCC and expanded thriving gateways to market in India, South Africa, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. Additionally, clear strategies are in place to enter emerging markets such as Hungary, Pakistan, Egypt, and the Philippines. 

About Dubai Hills Mall

Dubai Hills Mall is built by one of the UAE’s leading developers, EMAAR Properties, and has been designed for visitors to enjoy retail, F&B, and leisure experiences across 2 million sq. ft. The shopping mall is strategically located at the intersection of Umm Suqeim Street and Al Khail Road, with a planned Dubai Metro extension, attractive streetscapes, vibrant boulevard, marketplace, and outdoor concert areas.

Apparel Group has created an omnichannel experience, operating brands originating from the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The brands include leading names in fashion, footwear, and lifestyles such as Tommy Hilfiger, Charles & Keith, Skechers, Aldo, Nine West, Aeropostale, Jamie’s Italian, Tim Hortons, Cold Stone Creamery, Inglot, and Rituals. Apparel Group owes its amazing growth to the vision and guidance of its dynamic Founder and Chairwoman, Mrs. Sima Ganwani Ved, who has taken the company from strength to strength since its inception in the last two decades.