TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Holt Renfrew, Canada's luxury specialty
retailer, introduces Holt Renfrew Men, launching October 1 at 100 Bloor
Street West in Toronto. The store marks another milestone in Holt
Renfrew's growth plan, through which the company will invest $300
million and expand its store network by 40%.
"Holt Renfrew is proud to enhance its unique position as Canada's
specialty luxury retailer," said Holt Renfrew President Mark
Derbyshire. "As part of our substantive growth and customer experience
strategy, we are pleased to present Holt Renfrew Men: a personalized
retail experience tailored to the modern man."
A new tradition begins at Holt Renfrew Men, expressed by a store
experience that offers a thoughtfully curated collection of the finest
brands, an array of men's services that goes above and beyond, and a
store environment that speaks to a man's sensibility about what a
luxury shopping experience should be.
The 16,500 square-foot store is distinctly masculine, offering a rich
array of sartorial options for the modern gentleman, including fine
made-to-measure suiting and a bespoke tailoring space showcasing
quality and craftsmanship. Luxurious shopping suites offer a fully
personalized experience, and enhanced levels of service include
complimentary alterations, valet service, shoe shine, a cobbler for
shoe repairs, on-site monograming and a doorman.
Designed by Janson Goldstein, Holt Renfrew Men is a warm and inviting
space, with a residential sensibility. It features a mix of modern and
vintage furniture and unique touches, such as fitting room walls
upholstered in suiting fabric, and rotating installations of art and
cultural objects. At launch, the store will showcase a bronze sculpture
by Canadian artist Dennis Lin, and a feature wall with an assortment of
objects curated by interior designer Tommy Smythe, drawn from a private
family collection founded by his late great-grandfather, legendary
Canadian Conn Smythe.
Walter Beauchamp by Holt Renfrew
"We are exceptionally pleased to announce today that Walter Beauchamp Tailors will exclusively become part of the Holt Renfrew Men experience at 100
Bloor Street West," noted Mr. Derbyshire. "This partnership will
distinguish Holt Renfrew Men with the unique, time-honoured tradition
of bespoke tailoring."
Since 1908, Walter Beauchamp Tailors has offered bespoke suits and formal wear, carefully tailored from
patterns created uniquely to fit each individual customer. Three
generations of the Beauchamp family have provided fine bespoke garments
for business, military and cultural leaders, as well as formal wear for
royal wedding parties. Terry Beauchamp, grandson of founder Walter
Beauchamp, who has led the business for more than 35 years, and his
team will be part of the Holt Renfrew Men experience.
"Our clients will be thrilled that we have joined forces with Holt
Renfrew Men," said Terry Beauchamp. "We are proud to share rich
histories as Canadian style icons. Our team will continue to provide
the bespoke service we have for generations, and by joining forces with
Holt Renfrew, our clients will have all the added benefits of this
leading men's store experience. I am thankful for the incredible vision
of Holt Renfrew in bringing the Walter Beauchamp experience to new
life. I can hear my father and grandfather say, in unison: "Terry, this
In addition to exclusive Walter Beauchamp by Holt Renfrew bespoke tailoring, Holt Renfrew Men will feature a rich array of custom
made-to-measure and designer suiting along with furnishings,
accessories and apparel assortments curated from the finest collections
of Berluti, Bottega Veneta, Brunello Cucinelli, Canali, Charvet,
Ermenegildo Zegna, Etro, G. Lorenzi, Gucci, Loro Piana, Moncler, Neil
Barrett, Paul Smith, Stefano Ricci, Valextra and more.
Holt Renfrew Men is celebrated with distinct branding and marketing
programming. The Holt Renfrew Men logo, while directly inspired by Holt
Renfrew's iconic medallion, is adapted with a masculine sensibility,
and new packaging was created in Holt Renfrew's traditional and
complementary shade of grey. The store will have a dedicated website,
HoltRenfrewMen.com, live October 1, and social media handles
@holtrenfrewmen, offering engaging and unique editorial content,
curated from a distinctly male point-of-view. In-store experiences will
also include a series of exclusive private events with international
business leaders and personalities.
"Holt Renfrew is pleased to mark this exciting step in our strategic
growth plan, and to continually enhance our position as Canada's
destination for luxury and style," said Mr. Derbyshire.
About Holt Renfrew
Celebrating a 177-year heritage, Holt Renfrew is recognized worldwide
for an inspired shopping experience. Once a purveyor of fashion to Her
Majesty Queen Victoria, Holt Renfrew began in 1837 as a modest hat shop
in Quebec. Over the years the brand developed and expanded across
Canada. In the 1930's Holt Renfrew began exclusive accounts with
leading European designers and in 1947 hosted Monsieur Christian Dior
when he launched his New Look. After many years of foreign ownership Holt Renfrew was bought in 1986
by W. Galen and the Hon. Hilary M. Weston. Under their ownership Holt
Renfrew has become Canada's destination for specialty luxury retail.
Visit us at www.holtrenfrew.com.
Holt Renfrew, HOLT RENFREW MEN and Ogilvy, part of the Holt Renfrew & Co. collection, in Montreal, are part of Selfridges Group Limited. With extensive
know-how and experience in operating luxury fashion retail stores, the
Selfridges Group owns and operates leading heritage banners in key
markets around the world, including Brown Thomas in Ireland; de
Bijenkorf in The Netherlands; Holt Renfrew in Canada, and Selfridges in
the United Kingdom. Selfridges Group Limited is a family owned
business, W. Galen Weston is Chairman.
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SOURCE: Holt Renfrew
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