Exclusive Dahon Premium Store Opens in Tokyo
TOKYO, Japan – Last Friday saw the opening of Japan’s very first Dahon concept store. Opening just in time for weekend shoppers, the store stocks exclusively Dahon folding bikes, along with apparel and accessories to complement the line-up.
The store was launched by major bicycle dealer Yodobashi Camera and is located at the 6th floor of the multimedia Akiba store, in the central Chiyoda-Ku district of Tokyo.
More major sales channels
Dahon began selling in Japan more than thirty years ago, since the founding of the company itself. In the history of the brand, this is the first exclusive store carrying only Dahon folding bikes in Japan.
In 2014 Dahon added two further major sales channels in Japan the form of Chain Bicycle Dealers (CBDs). CBDs are classed as those which have more than 10 stores under their names, to which Dahon bikes are distributed by Takeda and Sinanen, who have a combined dealer network well over 2,000 stores.
Full 2016 range
Yodobashi Camera, who opened the Dahon Premium Store, is one of the larger CBDs supplied via Takeda and has been selling the brand for many years. The shop displays the full range of 2016 CBD models, totaling 34 bikes and including a line of Dahon parts, accessories and clothing.