Alain Affelou has opened its first franchise store in Bangkok, Thailand. The 1,700-square-meter shop on two floors will trade under the Afflelou Paris banner, offering a wide selection of 1,600 optical glasses and 650 sunglasses. It has an eyesight examination room. Already present in Asia since the end of last year with one store in the Chinese province of Sichuan and another one in Hong Kong, the French retail group plans to open more Afflelou Paris shops in Thailand. Another one is scheduled to open in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in a few months.