Fashion group Mariella Burani is planning to expand its retail portfolio with new franchising outlets for its Amuleti J ladies' jeans brand from 2006 onwards.

Burani is planning on opening outlets in London, Dubai, the United Arab Emirates and Shanghai.

The Amuleti J brand, which was launched last autumn, is anticipated to make turnover of €6.0 million - €7.0m for 2005.