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Tennis-inspired clothing brand Fred Perry is to open its first official store in Vietnam this month.

The subcultural fashion line announced last week on its Fred Perry Vietnam Facebook page that the new store will be located on Level 3 of the refurbished and expanded Saigon Center in District 1. The centre, which includes Japanese department store Takashimaya, will open on July 30 and fitout of the Fred Perry store is expected to be completed in time.

Alongside the success of crossing from sportswear to streetwear fashion, the brand has a subcultural music appeal internationally. To celebrate the official opening of the first Fred Perry Vietnam shop, a live party will be held on Friday, August 5 at Piu Piu Bar.

Fred Perry is a clothing line founded by the Wimbledon champion Fred Perry in 1952, and become popular internationally since. The brand is now owned by Japan-based company Hit Union.

In Vietnam, the brand is famous for its shoes and classic polo shirts. The official arrival of Fred Perry in Vietnam will come as great news for Vietnamese fans. For years, they have shopped “laurel wreath” products online and through hand-carried importation services – always with a high chance of ending up with fake merchandise.

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