Isetan (伊勢丹, Isetan) (TYO: 8238 unlisted on March 26, 2008, SGX: I15) is a Japanese department store. Based in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Isetan has branches throughout Japan and South East Asia, including in Jinan, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Shanghai, Singapore and Tianjin, and formerly in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, London, and Vienna.

Isetan Co., Ltd.
株式会社伊勢丹
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryRetail
Founded1886; 137 years ago (1886), Hatagomachi, Kanda (Sotokanda, Chūō), Tokyo, Japan as Iseya Tanji Gofukuten
FounderTanji Kosuge
SuccessorIsetan Mitsukoshi Ltd.
Headquarters14-1 Shinjuku 3-chōme, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
ParentIsetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (100%)
Websitewww.isetan.co.jp

On April 1, 2008, Isetan and Mitsukoshi were merged under a joint holding company called Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (TYO: 3099).

Branches in JapanEdit

Directly ownedEdit

 
Isetan Shinjuku flagship store
 
JR Kyoto Isetan (operated by West Japan Railway Isetan)

The Isetan flagship store in Shinjuku is considered to be one of the most influential department stores in Japan. The store is often first with showcasing new trends and new products. In particular, the fashion and food floors are thought to be very trendsetting.

Behind the main store, there is a whole building dedicated to Men's Fashion ("Men's Isetan")

SubsidiariesEdit

Closed branchesEdit

Branches outside JapanEdit

Branches in Southeast AsiaEdit

Isetan previously opened at Orchard's Wisma Atria, a neighboring shopping mall to Isetan Scotts branch, but closed in March 2015, and converted for rental purposes. Currently the space, leased to Isetan, was filled with Mango, iora, Salon Vim, DRx Medical Aesthetic Clinic, YANN VEYRIE SALON, Franck Muller, Gautier Stylish French Living, Longines, World of Watches, UCHINO MYMY, SCANTEAK, and Sony.

Several stores were closed down due to COVID-19 pandemic. These include Westgate, of which it was closed down on 8 March 2020,[1][2] followed by CentralWorld store at Bangkok while restaurant zone and Kinokuniya Bookstores will still remain.,[3][4][5] and the closure of Parkway Parade branch on 31 January 2022.,[6][7] and also the upcoming closure of 1 Utama Branch.[8][9][10][11] Also the Japan Food Town, the cluster of Japanese restaurants on the fourth floor of what previously known as Isetan Wisma Atria was shuttered. Prior to closure, some tenants were already moved out. Isetan has already received offers from external parties interested to lease its space.[12]

Branches in ChinaEdit

Closed Branches outside JapanEdit

 
Isetan CentralWorld Bangkok, Thailand

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ hermesauto (6 May 2019). "Isetan not renewing lease of 'loss-making' Westgate store". The Straits Times. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Isetan will not renew lease of 'loss-making' Westgate store". CNA. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  3. ^ "'เซ็นทรัลเวิล์ด' เตรียมสร้าง เดสทิเนชั่นใหม่ แทนที่ อิเซตัน คาดเปิดกลางปี '64". 14 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Isetan to Withdraw from Bangkok". nippon.com. 2020-03-15. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  5. ^ Kinokuniya Thailand Announcement
  6. ^ "Isetan at Parkway Parade to close in March 2022 after 39 years". mothership.sg. Retrieved 2021-08-30.
  7. ^ hermesauto (2021-08-13). "Isetan Singapore closing Parkway Parade store by March 2022". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2021-08-30.
  8. ^ "Isetan 1 Utama is Closing Down". Retrieved 2021-11-18.
  9. ^ Chalil, Melanie. "Isetan announces closure of 1 Utama outlet after 10 years of operations | Malay Mail". www.malaymail.com. Retrieved 2021-11-18.
  10. ^ BH, Wartawan (2021-11-17). "Isetan tutup gedung di 1 Utama". Berita Harian. Retrieved 2021-11-18.
  11. ^ "Isetan 1 Utama To Close Down Next Year After 10 Years". Hype Malaysia. 2021-11-18. Retrieved 2021-11-18.
  12. ^ hermesauto (2020-03-06). "Japan Food Town shuttered, lease terminated by landlord Isetan". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  13. ^ "Press Release "Closing of Vienna Isetan"" (PDF). 14 March 2003.

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