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Japanese lifestyle brand Francfranc set to close its two outlets here

Published on Mar 8, 2014 12:19 PM

Just two years in the Singapore market, Japanese lifestyle store Francfranc will close both its outlets here.

On the Francfranc Singapore Facebook account, staff posted a message that read: "Dear Valued Customers, our Management regrets to inform you that we will be ceasing to operate in Singapore by May 2014."

The post added that the 9,300 sq ft store in JCube in Jurong East will close first in April, while the 20,000 sq ft flagship VivoCity store in Harbourfront will shut its doors the following month.

The news is a shock move for the Japanese brand, which had optimistic plans to expand in Singapore when it first started. Known for its chic stylish home furnishings, fabrics, lighting and appliances, the Francfranc stores here were the 22-year-old brand's first foray into the South-east Asian market.

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