- PIQUADRO PICKS TORONTO FOR FIRST NORTH AMERICAN STORE, OFFERING ITALY'S
FINEST TRAVEL & LEATHER GOODS -
TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2011 /CNW/ - Piquadro, the brand that has taken Europe
and Asia by storm, has chosen Toronto as its first North American
destination. Well-known for its Italian elegance and intuitive
approach to technology, Piquadro caters to the needs of the urban
jet-set traveller. With over 100 boutiques around the world, Toronto's
Yorkville store offers a wide range of Italian-designed professional
leather goods including: luggage, purses, messenger bags, small leather
accessories, planners, portfolios, iPad and iPod cases.
"The Piquadro brand appeals to young professionals and executives with
an eye for style, quality and performance, and who demand
technology-driven products that enhance their busy lives," says Marco Palmieri, President and CEO of Piquadro. "Our decision to open our
first North American retail location in Toronto is indicative of the
type of customer that we design for: jet set, always on the go and
expecting nothing less than excellence in the products they buy."
With a strong economy and a proximity to key US cities, Toronto is one
of the largest hubs of business travel in North America. Piquadro's
emphasis on detail for the technology-savvy traveller has resulted in
products recognized for their design, functionality and durability.
The company's 25 year heritage has led to the perfection of unique
leather goods inspired by three core concepts: design, comfort
/technology and Italian style.
The Toronto boutique has a distinctly European feel that mirrors the
other Piquadro locations around the world. The store's aesthetic was
developed by Italian architect Karim Azzabi, who also designed the
company's futuristic-inspired headquarter near Bologna, Italy. Piquadro
continues to open stores all over the world, having launched its eighth
Hong Kong location earlier this summer and plans are underway to expand
to more locations in Canada.
Toronto Store Information:
1286 Bay Street
Monday - Saturday: 10am-6pm
*Piquadro can arrange to ship items across Canada and its products are
also sold at select retailers across Canada.
Piquadro is an innovative Italian leather goods company specializing in
professional and travel items with a clear focus on design, comfort and
technology. In all of its collections Piquadro offers a wide range of
professional leather goods, purses, luggage, small leather accessories,
planners and portfolios. The product's refined style and top quality
manufacturing incorporates calculated practicality and reliability for
work, travel and the intense pace of modern life.
The Italian leather originates from the Tuscan tanning district and is
designed to be aesthetically recognizable, elegant and appeals to the
most demanding users who expect nothing less than high quality and
performance-focussed products. Piquadro's headquarters are located on
the border between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, in a small town near
Bologna and was established in 1987 by Marco Palmieri, the company's
president and CEO.
Piquadro products available in over 50 countries worldwide through a
distribution network which includes 106 Piquadro boutiques (53 in Italy
and 53 abroad). The Toronto Yorkville store is the first Piquadro store
to open in North America, with future plans to add additional retail
locations. For more information, please visit www.piquadro.ca
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