Marronnier Gate Ginza 2 and 3 made their grand debut in the Ginza district of Tokyo on Wednesday after renovations were completed on the main and annex buildings of the former Printemps Ginza department store.
The renovated buildings aim to attract working women in their 20s to 40s and child-raising mothers who are conscious of the latest fashion trends. Wednesday marked the start of Marronnier Gate as a new icon in Tokyo's upscale district, with the two buildings joining Marronnier Gate 1 to form a three-building complex along Ginza Marronnier-dori street.
The renovation of the two buildings came after Printemps Ginza's contract with France's Printemps department store to use its trade name and trademark expired late last year, ending the store's 32-year history. Marronnier Gate Co. renovated the buildings' interiors and replaced some of the stores.
Marronnier Gate Ginza 2 and 3 accommodate a total of 123 shops, including 32 newly opened businesses. They offer a wide array of fashion items, such as women's shoes, cosmetics and bags. Kobe Shoes has opened its first outlet at a department store there, while the cosmetics section features six new brands.
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