Furla plans to enter the Indian market through a local partner with the intention of opening two stand-alone stores in Mumbai and New Delhi, followed by a series of franchises. India will be the 74th market for the 80-year-old Italian family brand, now in its third generation. Furla has a subsidiary in Japan and its handbags have been sold in China for over five years. It entered the South Korean market last year. Furla counts 64 stores in Italy and 255 others elsewhere in the world, and is sold in over 1,000 retail outlets. The company’s turnover rose by 16 percent to €128 million in the fiscal year closed last October, and is forecasting a turnover of €150 million for 2006/07.