Clothing: Nicaraguan Investment in Costa Rica

The owners of the Runway, NK Collection and Todo Jeans stores opened their first point of sale in a shopping mall in Santa Ana, and plan to open more in the coming years.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Nicaraguan company opened its first women's clothing store, Runway Costa Rica, in the Santa Ana Town Center, and required over $200,000 in investment.

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Karen Fornos and Karen Martinez, partners owners of Runway Costa Rica, explained that they decided "... to invest in Costa Rica because of the whole situation Nicaragua has been going through. Thus, we saw the crisis as an excellent opportunity to extend beyond our borders. It's something we've been thinking about, but that situation made us take the next step. We value very much the development and stability of Costa Rica."

For the company, the goal is to open more stores in Costa Rica in the medium and long term.

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Regarding the store's offer, the statement explains that Runway focuses on clothes and accessories in trend and casual for women's daily lives. In addition, options for special events. They also offer clothing accessories such as shoes, jewelry, handbags, makeup and eyeglasses, among others.

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