The Astor Mueller Group, which is already the footwear licensee of the Bugatti brand in 35 countries, has acquired the license for the brand in Canada as well. Starting with the spring/summer 2014 season, the same distributor selling Bugatti's apparel line will take on the distribution of Bugatti shoes in Canada. Astor Mueller has also expanded into Asia with the opening of its first mono-brand Bugatti store in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in July this year. Another store will be opened in Taipei by the end of 2013. Sales in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are done through the German subsidiary of Bugatti Shoes, MST Shoe Trade & Service. MST aims to increase the number of shop-in-shops for its female collection while the men's shoe collections are currently available in 80-100 shop-in-shops. New clients are financially supported in marketing and this measure has brought in about 100 new retail partners during the past couple of months. The Astor Mueller Group, which is based in Switzerland, is currently preparing its market entry in the U.K., scheduled for the end of this year, and plans to start selling in France by 2014.