British department store group Debenhams will open its first store in Estonia in September 2013.

The retailer said it will lease around 3,000 metres of retail space in the Rocca al Mare shopping centre in Tallinn. Kolonna Group, Debenhams' partner in the region, signed the deal with Citycon.

Earlier this month, Debenhams said it expects full-year pre-tax profits to be ahead of last year. In a trading update, sales at stores open at least a year increased 3.7% excluding VAT during the ten weeks to 1 September.

In July, the department store retailer opened its first store in Karachi, Pakistan by teaming up with international brand retailer Team A Ventures.