Giordano opens biggest Saudi store in Jeddah

The new Giordano store is located in downtown Jeddah’s Al-Mahmal Center.
Updated 15 May 2017

Giordano opens biggest Saudi store in Jeddah

Giordano has opened a new store in downtown Jeddah’s Al-Mahmal Center.
With a floor space of 3,412 square feet, this will be the biggest flagship store in Saudi Arabia, set to increase the brand’s visibility manifold. Giordano plans to add seven new stores across Saudi Arabia before the year ends, adding 12,027 square feet of shopping space to the current 115,785 square feet.
Giordano first came to Jeddah in 1995 and has since won a loyal band of customers. The brand is known for its simplicity in design and quality in substance. It is now one of the leading international retailers of men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories. Textile and Garments Co. Ltd. (TAGS), a subsidiary of Giordano International, provides strategic support, logistics and management across the Kingdom.
“The brand has established a solid base in Saudi Arabia through its excellent customer service culture and loyalty program WWS (World Without Strangers) and boasts of nearly 600,000 customers from different communities,” said Ishwar Chugani, managing director of Giordano Middle East FZE.
“The brand’s merchandise is a mix of relaxed and smart casuals that has proven popular for all ages and nationalities demonstrating global appeal for the brand,” he added.
Hani Abul Aziz Saab, chairman, Textile And Garments Co. Ltd. — Giordano Saudi Arabia, said: “We at Giordano believe in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and strive to take part in the achievement of the vision by offering jobs to as many Saudis as possible both in sales and back offices.”
Giordano brings the online shopping experience to its store by deploying digital screen and an online shopping area. It aims to offer a family shopping ambience and a spacious area for relaxing and browsing through magazines.

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

Updated 21 August 2019

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

As part of its centenary celebrations, Bentley hosted a number of events during the Monterey Car Week, from Aug. 15 to 18.

To mark the occasion, two models debuted — the new Flying Spur luxury four-door grand tourer, and the EXP 100 GT: A vision of luxury mobility in 2035.

The third-generation Flying Spur sets new standards of driving enjoyment and luxury, showcasing Bentley’s application of modern technology, while integrating the latest British craftsmanship and innovation features.

The new Flying Spur will be the most advanced luxury grand touring four-door available. 

Alongside its totally new and advanced aluminum and composite chassis, it features optional electronic all-wheel steering — a first for a Bentley, coupled with active all-wheel drive and the Bentley Dynamic Ride active anti-roll system powered by a 48V architecture.

The Flying Spur was put on display on Aug. 16 at the Quail — a motorsports gathering and at the Home of Bentley for the remainder of the weekend.

It was joined by the EXP 100 GT concept car, which made its US debut. With the EXP 100 GT, Bentley has reimagined the idea of grand touring for the future.

The EXP 100 GT is pure Bentley, inspired by the company’s deep understanding of the desires of its forward-thinking customers. It embraces artificial intelligence (AI) as a means to reassert the car as a place for creating, experiencing and capturing extraordinary human experiences and emotions.

It displays the future of luxury craftsmanship with a seamless fusion of materials and the intelligent curation of technology. The vehicle’s battery system will power four motors that deliver superior performance. Projected performance figures include a 0-60 mph time of less than 2.5 seconds, a top speed of 186 mph, and maximum torque of 1,500 Nm.

Ahead of the EXP 100 GT’s Americas debut, Bentley launched a new and dedicated app for Apple devices.

Released on Aug. 12, the “Bentley 100 AR” app uses a printable QR code to provide an augmented reality experience of the EXP 100 GT, allowing users to explore the exterior and interior of the concept car. Users can even interact with a virtual version of the car in full scale, by using the app at selected Bentley retailers.

Bentley was a featured marque at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where numerous classic models competed in Bentley Centennial classes, including Vintage 4 Cylinder, Vintage 6 Cylinder, Derby and Postwar.