Italian textile and garment group Miroglio says it plans to grow its Caractere brand within the Far East, with the opening of 38 new Caractere boutiques by the end of next year.

13 of the boutiques are planned for South Korea with 16 for China, while Miroglio will open two additional boutiques in Thailand and increase its number of outlets in Japan to six.

Caractere reported turnover of €70 million last year. The brand is sold throughout 55 countries in 36 flagship stores and more than 1,300 multibrand outlets. Caractere is also retailed by UK department store giants Harrods and Selfridges, and by large-scale French retailer Galerie Lafayette.