SINGAPORE (Mar 4): F J Benjamin Holdings (FJB) has signed an exclusive franchise agreement with luxury French heritage brand Fauré Le Page to retail its products in Singapore.

Known for its handbags and accessories, Fauré Le Page will see its flagship store open in June this year at Takashimaya Shopping Centre. This would be the fashion brand’s first store in Southeast Asia and its ninth worldwide.

Inspired by Singapore’s "garden city" concept, the store will be designed to look and feel like a garden. The Singapore boutique will be the first to pre-launch a special collection of bags and accessories, specially designed for the local market.

Nash Benjamin, CEO of FJB says, “Fauré Le Page is a prestigious brand in France with more than 300 years of history and a grand tradition of craftsmanship. Although its gunsmith origin is legendary in France, in recent years, it has developed a cult following for its handbags, small leather goods and accessories.”

“We are confident that our discerning customers in Singapore and the rest of the region will fall in love with the brand’s exquisite design and superior quality,” he adds.

As at 12.10pm, shares in FJB are trading at 3 cents.