“ Asia-Pacific’s leading retail specialist & brand builder in both downtown and travel retail environments ”
Valiram was established in 1935 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, originally specialising in the textile trade. Today, Valiram is Southeast Asia’s leading luxury goods and 360° retail specialist with presence in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, the Philippines, Thailand, Russia, Macau and Vietnam.
Operating more than 350 stores, a number which continues to grow, the group represents in excess of 200 brands across various categories, from fashion and accessories, timepieces and jewellery, perfume and cosmetics to confectionery and dining concepts. Its portfolio comprises internationally renowned brands such as Bath & Body Works, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Tumi and Victoria’s Secret, as well as original and innovative retail concepts Luxury Fashion, Swiss Watch Gallery, Flying Emporium, Vie Beaute and Flow.
Creating world-class retail environments that offer compelling and luxurious shopping experiences is the hallmark of the group, and it will continue to bring the most desirable international brands and cutting-edge concepts to the region. The group is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Discover more at valiram.com or join in the conversation on Facebook and Instagram: #Valiram.
Areas of business
- Travel retail
- New Zealand
The Valiram Journey
Utumal Valiram left Hyderabad,
Sindh (then), and arrived
in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya.
Valiram's first retail store opens
on KL's main trading street,
Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.
Utumal Valiram passes on, leaving his
son, Jethanand to run the business at
a tender age of 17!
The retail store on Jalan Tuanku Abdul
Rahman closes as the business
focuses on wholesale, expanding its
repertoire from textiles to include
finished goods and yarn.
The 3rd generation of Valirams
return from studies abroad and
decide to diversify the business by
opening Café Iguana in Bangsar, KL
- one of the trendiest nightspots in
the city at the time.
1996 / 97
Under the leadership of brothers
Sharan, Ashvin and Mukesh, Valiram
opens the world's first airport-based
textile store at the Subang
KLIA begins operations and Valiram
secures the rights to operate the first
Dunhill boutique at an airport, in the
Swiss Watch Gallery and Fashion
Gallery open at Penang International
Airport. This marks the first of
many cutting edge retail concepts
Expanding its retail portfoilo
Valiram opens Coach, Montblanc,
Hermes and Godiva at the
Kuala Lumpur International
Expanding beyond Malaysia,
travel retail business continues
to expand with The Flying Emporium,
the first seamless walk-through
retail store at an airport in Malaysia.
Montblanc opens in Penang
and Bally in Changi Airport, Singapore.
2005 / 06
Valiram opens its first
downtown store - Coach
at Suria KLCC, then
expanding to Singapore.
Multi-brand fashion stores
opens at Terminal 2, Changi Airport.
More brands open at Pavilion KL -
Rolex, IWC, Giuseppe Zanotti.
to Indonesia and
Valiram expands significantly with
26 luxury stores at Singapore's first
casino in Resorts World Sentosa.
Victoria's Secret Beauty & Accessories
(VSBA) opens its first ever Asian store.
Additionally, Tumi and Canali open
more stores in Singapore.
Valiram launches the first
Michael Kors flagship boutique
in Pavilion KL, Malaysia.
Victoria's Secret Beauty &
Accessories opens in Macau.
Valiram's foray into F&B
continues with the first
TWG Tea salon & boutique
in Pavilion KL, Malaysia.
Victoria's Secret debuts
in Hong Kong.
Tory Burch opens its first store
in Malaysia at Pavilion KL.
Bath & Body Works first Asian store
opens in Singapore, followed by
Macau, Malaysia, Indonesia
and Thailand. VSBA debuts in China
with expansion plans beyond 2015.
Bath & Body Works’ first Asian store
in Singapore, followed by Macau,
Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
Valiram takes over Kate Spade New York
business in Singapore, Malaysia
and Indonesia (nine stores).
Valiram and L Brands International launch
Victoria’s Secret beauty and accessories store
in China by opening 8 stores in 4 cities
over the course of 2 weeks.
Valiram launches its own
concept restaurant, Quivo.
Valiram launches TUMI’s
e-commerce site, Tumi.my.
Valiram launches Kate Spade New York
in Vietnam, marking its entry
into the country.
The largest Michael Kors flagship
in Southeast Asia opens at
Mandarin Gallery in Singapore.
Valiram introduces the first Victoria’s Secret
full assortment boutique at Mandarin Gallery
Valiram launches the second
Victoria’s Secret full assortment
boutique at Macau.
Swiss Watch Gallery debuts in Australia
with the first in-airport Rolex boutique
in the country at Sydney Airport’s International