Norm & Ed Mitchell established Ed Mitchell Inc. Westport, in August 1958, the same year the IMG was founded. In a folksy, friendly way they became the local menswear store selling good, honest apparel, mostly American, to the good honest folk of Westport, then a small relatively wealthy but emerging town some miles out of New York.
In nearby Greenwich, Ed Schacter had already served the local community since 1947 in his Richards store, selling a wide range of similar men's apparel to customers who paralleled the Mitchells demographics.
In 2009 they purchased Wilkes Bashford adding 2 stores in San Francisco and Palo Alto, CA. Both stores are currently under a complete renovation and will have their grand re-opening November 2012.READ MORE..