TOM FORD MENSWEAR set to open at Harry Rosen



    TORONTO, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - Harry Rosen, located at 82 Bloor Street W will
open a TOM FORD MENSWEAR shop it was announced today. The exclusive 1,000
square foot space is a sumptuous and highly sophisticated shopping
environment, designed to offer an unparalleled experience of ready-to-wear and
custom-made clothing for the modern man.
    Inspired by the great sartorial traditions of English and Italian
menswear, and created using the centuries-old Italian craftsmanship of Italy,
the TOM FORD MENSWEAR collection offers a complete world of deeply
personalized luxury. From suiting, sportswear, footwear, accessories, and
scent, the shop surrounds the customer with the complete TOM FORD universe.
The shop is scheduled to open Monday, September 1, 2008.
    Tom Ford, President and Chief Executive Officer said, "We have a
wonderful retail partner in Harry Rosen and I am very happy to open our first
location in Canada with Larry Rosen and his exceptional team. Our goal with
this shop is to address an extremely discerning luxury customer who demands
the highest quality product and service."
    Domenico DeSole, Chairman TOM FORD commented, "We have partnered with the
finest companies internationally and are excited to be launching the
collection with Harry Rosen. With a clearly defined distribution plan in place
and a discerning eye on quality, service and design we are poised to establish
the first true luxury brand of the 21st century."
    Larry Rosen, CEO and Chairman Harry Rosen added, "We are extremely proud
to be the exclusive Canadian retailer of the TOM FORD collection in Canada.
Adding TOM FORD to our Toronto flagship store has raised the bar and has taken
Harry Rosen to a new level of luxury."
    The Toronto location joins recently opened stores in New York, Milan,
Osaka, Zurich, Puerto Banus (Spain) and Sao Paolo, as well as locations
currently under construction in Moscow, Hong Kong, Dubai, Qatar, Istanbul, Las
Vegas, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Baku (Azerbaijan), to give TOM FORD a
global platform that serves established and developing markets alike.

    Editor's notes

    The TOM FORD brand was launched in 2005. In April 2005, Ford signed a
licensing deal with Estee Lauder to produce a fragrance and beauty collection.
The stand-alone TOM FORD BEAUTY brand was established in Fall 2006 with the
signature women's Tom Ford Black Orchid fragrance followed by Private Blend, a
collection of 12 unisex fragrances. In September 2007, Ford debuted his first
signature men's fragrance Tom Ford for Men. Ford also partnered with Marcolin
Group, a global leader in the eyewear industry, to produce and distribute
optical frames and sunglasses under the TOM FORD brand. Ford opened his first
directly operated retail store in April 2007 on Manhattan's prestigious
Madison Avenue. His first directly operated European retail store opened in
Milan on June 23rd, 2008 on Via Pietro Verri, 3 in the heart of the famous
Golden Triangle. A targeted global expansion plan is in place with the opening
of more than 100 free standing TOM FORD retail stores worldwide over the next
10 years. TOM FORD INTERNATIONAL is a privately held company with corporate
offices in Los Angeles and New York, a Design Studio in London, and a showroom
in Milan.





For further information:

For further information: Contact information: Harry Rosen, Inc, Rachel
Evans, (416) 935-9226, revans@harryrosen.com; TOM FORD, Lisa Schiek, (212)
359-0300, ls@tomfordinternational.com


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