Italian designer company Trussardi SpA says it is planning to expand its business into India and boost its existing Chinese operations in 2005.

Trussardi plans to open three outlets in India in 2005, and add another 13 to its 21 existing Chinese boutiques.

The company says its outlet in Chengdu, in the south western Chinese province of Sichuan, is set to open in August.

Trussardi currently operates over 180 directly-held and franchised outlets in Italy and overseas.