By the end of 2009, we will have 100 stores--this is a good time to expand. Prime real estate always comes up for sale in a crisis, and at a good price. I always said I was determined to own a truly global brand. I didn’t buy Jimmy Choo just to have a couple of shoe shops in London, did I?Times Online interview with Tamara Mellon, President and Founder of Jimmy Choo. Jan, 2009.