In 1954, 22-year-old Harry Rosen and his brother Lou scraped together $500 and bought a shop on Parliament Street, in the Cabbagetown area of Toronto. Harry Rosen was taking on the world with his softer, natural-shoulder line of clothing and accessories.
Today, Harry Rosen stores extend over 250,000 square feet of prime retail space in 15 stores in eight markets across Canada.
Renowned for housing one of the world's most exclusive collections of fine menswear Harry Rosen has now been joined by his son Larry who is company President.
1908 - Niels Christian Pedersen Troelstrup opened the first Troelstrup store in the basement of 17 Møntergade in Copenhagen. A few years later, Christian Troelstrup bought the whole property which he redesigned as a department store selling men’s and boyswear.
1936 - purchased the corner property at 5 Vester Voldgade which is the current location of the store. As his final goodbye to the property in Møntergade, Christian Troelstrup organised an event one spring day in April. He covered the façade of the property in coats – all five storeys from pavement to roof.
Heinrich Rusche was born in 1885, the great-grandfather of Thomas, presently CEO so SØR Rusche and president of the IMG. In 1911, Great-grandfather Heinrich, then 26, opened a textile shop in Oelde, Westphalia, thus planting the seed of the great Rusche dynasty in textiles and clothing ad the now famous SØR culture by which the company’s every decision is inspired and justified.
Heinrich’s children opened or married into textile companies all over Westphalia. The eldest son, Anton II established the first Rusche menswear shop in the old market square in Oelde. His son Egon followed in his footsteps and it was he who, in 1956, created the SØR concept with wife, Doris.
A name synonymous with men's tailored clothing and high-end fashion in Dublin. World renowned as a master tailor and provider of men's designer suits, the company has evolved significantly over the last 100 years, and today is very proud of it's reputation in providing quality, stylish menswear.
Today, they have 5 stores in Dublin, and 1 in Galway, with the business still being very much a family affair, with brothers Louis & Adrian Copeland the directors of the company.
Now managed by the fourth generation of the Dell’Oglio family, Dell'Oglio was founded in 1890 in Palermo, Sicily, and recounts a story of family, elegance and Sicilian style. Having dressed gentlemen for 128 years, the Dell'Oglio aesthetic has always been characterised by an openess to new concepts of elegance, and earning the trust and loyalty of generations of clients and families.
Today, as well as three physical boutiques in Sicily, Dell’Oglio reaches international clients via the rapidly expanding e-commerce www.dellogliostore.com.
Santa Eulalia is one of the most outstanding fashion stores in Barcelona, not only for its historical importance (it was founded 166 years ago), but also because it is a symbol of luxury in clothing and exquisite customer care, and one of the few businesses in the city that is still dedicated to bespoke tailoring and shirt-making.
Santa Eulalia was founded in 1843 in Pla de la Boqueria and since then has been engaged in high quality fashion for both men and women. It moved to Paseo de Gracia in 1944. In 2007 Santa Eulalia was designated a member of the International Honorary Council of Altagamma.
The Bon Génie/Grieder department store group (owner: Brunschwig & Cie SA) not only serves demanding customers across the nation but also has a leading position in the fashion sector, with over 700 employees at 30 sales outlets making the dreams of fashion-lovers come true. Backed up by a powerful new network, the company is gaining more time for what’s essential, namely for customer contact.
Oger has become a synonym for success. Customers get a ’winning feeling’ as they get tailor made advice purchasing their wardrobes that underline their personalities. It allows them to focus on their own business. Oger takes away the customer’s worries about clothing. The mission ’to be the best in personal service and advice in the purchasing processes’ is the basis for that. Oger aims to 'Latinize' the Dutch customers, making them more aware of their personal presentation and creating the right match with their personality. Customers experience that selecting clothes gets more fun when they see the impact of the right clothes for the right moment.
Beymen is the upscale fashion retailer of the Boyner Group which is one of Turkey's foremost industrial groups comprising 12 companies. Operating under the philosophy of 'Unconditional Customer Satisfaction', Beymen opened its first store in 1971 and thus paved the way for the ready-to-wear revolution in Turkey.
Today Beymen operates 37 stores throughout Turkey, 4 out of these stores are company-owned, and the remaining ones are franchisees. Total sales area has risen from 7,000 square feet in 1971 to 320,000 square feet in 1997. What started as a men's wear store has grown.
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.