Baltic States retailer APB Apranga has established a subsidiary, called SIA Apranga SLV, which will operate Stradivarius stores in Latvia under an agreement with Inditex.

An opening in the Latvian capital Riga is expected in spring of 2009, Apranga said in a statement.

The first Stradivarius store in the Baltic States was opened in April 2008 and Apranga Group currently operates 4 Stradivarius stores in Lithuania.

In total, Inditex owns 444 Stradivarius stores in 29 countries.