25 year old Shamoon Sultan opened the first Exclusive store in Karachi, Pakistan. The idea for a store like Exclusive was conceived in the mind of this pioneering, pure patriot, nostalgic about the old craft of the hand woven material. Exclusive was originally a men’s clothing brand selling basic-colored kurtas. Exclusive immediately questioned the status quo and made a bold statement. Saira Shamoon, brought in her expertise and splashed a vibrant colour palette on every piece, making a simple men’s Kurta an unapologetic fashion statement.
Ever changing, evolving, expanding, by 2002 it was making women’s wear and soon expanded into women’s luxury wear with Exclusive launching in 2008. It was 2012 that saw Exclusive change to a mega retail brand, as it decided to evolve with the customer and introduce colourful lawn prints. This time not for a niche market but for the wide variety of Pakistanis customers.
Forever innovative and experimental, Exclusive introduced furniture, bedsheets, bags, accessories, shoes and soon became a complete lifestyle brand. In just 2 decades, Shamoon Sultan’s 400sqft store transformed into a 60-store enterprise stretching over 30 cities across Pakistan and 13 stores internationally in UK, UAE, Qatar and Bahrain, making its mark on-ground and online.
Our Brand Story
Our legacy lies in our root strengths; vibrant colours, design aesthetics that mirror our emotions, fashion that is ever evolving, and an unforgettable retail experience. Since its inception, Exclusive has been making it possible for women to dress in an inspiring, vibrant, affordable way – whilst celebrating their uniqueness with every style, stitch and weave. We recognize the confidence she has in her own individuality by making it possible for her express everything she is. Exclusive believes that culture, values, mindsets are in a constant state of evolution, and we strive to keep transforming with it. That is what keeps us relevant to the modern, contemporary woman.
Our Brand Asset Transformation
Exclusive is evolving, progressing, changing – it is dynamic. This natural progression is driven by the realization that the brand needs to be responsive to changing customer needs, their lifestyle and of course the environment.
Our new logo is reflective of our CEO, Shamoon Sultan’s vision of growth and expansion. It is to position Exclusive as the leading brand in Pakistan with a global footprint. Two decades ago, we started off by catering to a different customer, now our customer has a new mind set and we need to be relevant. There’s a new generation of clientele that is looking towards our brand and they are more confident, expressive, and empowered in the way they are thinking. The craftsman’s hand is still an inherent part of Exclusive. The two hands which symbolized our heritage in handloom craft have now been merged and connected with the brand logo. Their expression has transformed to reflect Exclusivenext journey.
We don’t wait to stagnate. We change, we create the change.