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Bollywood Stylist Plans Global Expansion After Ambani Investment

  • Designer Manish Malhotra may open first overseas store in 2023
  • Ambani has taken stakes in a number of luxury Indian brands
Models showcase creations by Manish Malhotra, center, during a charity fashion show in Mumbai in 2015.
Models showcase creations by Manish Malhotra, center, during a charity fashion show in Mumbai in 2015.Source: AFP/Getty Images

Manish Malhotra, stylist to some of Bollywood’s biggest stars in the last three decades, is planning to more than double his chain of stores as well as open his first overseas shop, months after Asia’s richest man bought into his eponymous fashion house.

The first international brick-and-mortar outlet is likely to come up by early 2023 in the U.S., U.K. or the Middle East where the luxury brand has a “huge following,” Malhotra said in an interview in Mumbai. At least six new stores in India and abroad are in the pipeline, he said. It currently has four retail sites across India.