Suitsupply has announced that it will open its first Canadian store location on February 20th, 2014. We previously reported that the Dutch menswear retailer had leased space at 9-11 Hazelton Avenue in Toronto. According to its press release, the store will occupy about 4,800 square feet.
Suitsupply is a vertically-integrated men’s suit retailer that was started in 2000 in Amsterdam. It has received many awards and was voted #1 men’s suit retailer by the Wall Street Journal. Prices start at around $400 and both quality and style are considered to be exceptional.
Suitsupply is known for choosing ‘unconventional’ retail locations. Its Chicago store, which opened over a year ago, is located on the top floor of a former Barney’s New York store and features a penthouse roof garden. As a size comparison, Chicago’s Suitsupply store is reportedly about 5,500 square feet.
Suitsupply has 10 American store locations and it expects to have three more American stores within a few months, according to its website.
“Toronto isn’t just Canada’s largest city,” says Suitsupply founder and CEO, Fokke de Jong. “It’s also one of the world’s style capitals — a vibrant and diverse city. Our decision to expand into this market was from the demand of our Canadian clients. We wanted to give them a store in the Toronto community and we’re proud that we can deliver what they’ve been asking us for.”
The company’s press release also states: “Suitsupply’s newest outpost is housed inside a converted mansion on Hazelton Avenue in the upscale neighbourhood of Yorkville. Brimming with Suitsupply’s signature eye-catching photography and bold colour, the 4,800-square-foot space is the perfect backdrop for the label’s tailoring-driven collection; impeccably tailored suits and sportcoats made from the finest fabrics from top Italian mills such as Larusmiani and Vitale Barberis Canonico.
Warm, welcoming and brimming with energy, Suitsupply is the perfect environment for the gentleman who is looking to feel relaxed while trying on a suit or sportcoat. Better yet, if something doesn’t fit perfectly items can be altered to sartorial perfection on-site at the tailoring bar, which, as with all Suitsupply boutiques, is located front and center. The shop also features Suitsupply’s ever-expanding collection of sportswear, shoes, and other accessories. Of course, this being Canada, there’s plenty of warm outerwear on hand too.”
Source: Press Release