The Chaloub Group has launched a new multi-brand shoe store concept, called Scarpe, opening two stores under this name in the Avenues Mall of Kuwait and the Burjuman Mall of Dubai. It offers shoes under various high-end labels such as John Galliano, Vikor & Rolf, Marc Jacobs, Georgina Goodman and Paul Smith. Founded in Damascus in 1955, the group has a presence in 14 countries. It operates more than 300 retail outlets in the sectors of fashion, beauty and gifts.