Footwear retailer Metro Shoes has opened its first store in Hoshiarpur, Punjab at Mall Road. Spread over 1,346 sq.ft., the outlet stocks more than 12,300 pairs of ladies and men’s footwear. The retailer also houses men’s and women’s accessories such as handbags, wallets, belts, and shoe care products.
Speaking on the occasion, Jairaj Kapoor, Regional Manager, Metro Shoes, said: “Hoshiarpur is a key upcoming market in North India and the growing fashion consciousness has made this an important target market for us at Metro Shoes. Our store in the city would provide the customers a wide variety of shoes especially casual and sporty foot wear, both for men and women. Customers today are looking for fashionable yet comfortable footwear at an affordable price hence we see a huge opportunity in this city.”
Kapoor said that the company is targeting customers from areas such as Mall Road, Session Chowk, Malpur Chowk, Bhahadurpur Chowk, Tar Ghar, and Ghanta Ghar Chowk.
Men’s shoes at the store are priced from Rs 1,090 onwards, while ladies shoes start from Rs 590 onwards.
According to company officials, the retailer opened its first store in 1947 at Mumbai. The company operates as an MBO across tier I, II, and III markets. Metro Shoes clocked a turnover of Rs 546 crore in the financial year 2011–12.