Reiss has signed a multi-million pound franchising deal to open stores across Singapore and Malaysia.

This marks the next step in Reiss’ international plans; it hopes to have 250 retail stores worldwide by 2010.

The franchises will be run by the Wai Tai group in Singapore and the DNP group in Malaysia, in a deal agreed through Field Fisher Waterhouse.

Reiss will now step up plans to open wholly owned stores across the USA and Europe whilst seeking out more global franchise partners.

Field Fisher Waterhouse franchising lawyer Graeme Payne said: “The latest franchising deal will no doubt prove lucrative for Reiss, with the demand for quality ‘western brands’ in both Singapore and Malaysia growing rapidly.”