Spanish retailer Grupo Cortefiel has announced plans to expand into the Baltic countries through a partnership with Karkat Fashion.

The retailer said today (15 October) that it plans to open Cortefiel, Pedro del Hierro, women'secret, and Springfield stores in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.

The first opening will be in Riga, Latvia and is set to take place in November this year.

Grupo Cortefiel and Karkat plan to open independent stores in malls and shopping strips, with plans to open more than 50 stores across the three countries.