Harry Rosen and Ermenegildo Zegna host event to officially celebrate store opening in Pacific Centre

VANCOUVER, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Last night, Harry Rosen and Ermenegildo Zegna jointly held a cocktail party featuring the Best of Italy to celebrate the Ermenegildo Zegna boutique's recent renovation and re-opening at Pacific Centre. 

Featuring a performance by Vancouver Opera Soprano Rachel Fenlon, the event drew over 200 top clients, media and special guests to the store to view the Fall collection and sample fine Italian food and wine.  Some of the notable guests in attendance included Marty Grundy, Managing Director of Ermenegildo Zegna Canada; former BC Lion Sean Millington and BT Vancouver host Riaz Meghji.

"We are thrilled to offer our Vancouver clients one of the newest and finest Zegna shopping environments in the world," stated Larry Rosen, CEO and Chairman of Harry Rosen Inc., at the event last night. "We've had a long-standing relationship with the Zegna family for over 40 years and are proud to continue that tradition of partnership with this luxurious new shop."

The renovated space - in a premium, high traffic location across the hall from Harry Rosen's main store in Pacific Centre - features 4,500 square feet of state-of-the-art menswear retail space. The Vancouver Zegna location originally opened in 1997, and is one of the most successful Ermenegildo Zegna shops internationally. It was completely reinvented in brand new décor to reflect Zegna's latest design thinking, featuring plush burgundy and tan broadloom, completed by elegant rosewood walls and fixtures.  The new boutique will feature complete collections from Ermenegildo Zegna including Ermenegildo Zegna Collection, Z-Zegna Collection, Zegna Sport and the Couture Zegna Collection.

In addition to the Ermenegildo Zegna shop, Harry Rosen's Pacific Centre location includes Vancouver's only Brunello Cucinelli boutique, as well as a brand new Armani Collezioni shop-in-shop and  Canali and Hugo Boss shop-in-shops. A comprehensive jeanswear shop with a wide assortment of top denim brands, a large shoe department and a fashion forward enclave featuring brands such as Versace, Etro and Dolce & Gabbana complete the store.

About Pacific Centre
A well-known landmark in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Pacific Centre is the city's premier mixed-use office, retail, and hotel complex.  The Centre opened in 1971 and has been expanded several times. The complex stretches three city blocks from Pender to Robson Streets and between Howe and Granville Streets. The Centre encompasses over 1.2 million square feet of gross leasable area, in addition to a multi-level 900,000 square foot underground parking garage. Find out more at pacificcentre.com.

About Ermenegildo Zegna
The Ermenegildo Zegna Group is a leading luxury menswear brand and one of the most renowned businesses in Italy. Founded in 1910 in Trivero, in the Biella Alps, by the young entrepreneur Ermenegildo, whose vision was to ethically create the world's finest textiles through innovation and sourcing the noblest fibres directly from their markets of origin, the company is managed today by the fourth generation of the Zegna family. Since the late 1980s, the company has implemented a comprehensive strategy of verticalization, creating a global luxury brand which now ranges from fabric to clothing to accessories, is focused on retailing, pioneering early entry in emerging luxury markets, BRIC and Asia in particular, and was the first luxury brand to open a monobrand store in China in 1991.

Ermenegildo Zegna celebrated 100 years of excellence in 2010. Today there are 557 Zegna stores (311 company-owned) in 87 countries around the world. The total Group revenues in 2011 reached € 1.126 bn. www.zegna.com

About Harry Rosen Inc. 
Harry Rosen Inc., Canada's leading quality men's wear retailer, is celebrating its 58th year in business in 2012.  Founded in 1954 by the man whose name the chain still bears, Harry Rosen Inc. has grown from a single 500-square-foot store in Toronto to become a powerhouse in Canadian retailing with 16 stores across the country and an ecommerce site at www.harryrosen.com, accounting for 40 percent of the Canadian market in high-end men's wear. Harry Rosen stores offer extensive collections of the world's finest men's wear labels including Tom Ford, Brunello Cucinelli, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, Armani Collezioni, Brioni, Canali, Ermenegildo Zegna, Versace, BOSS Black, Prada, Cole Haan, Salvatore Ferragamo, Loro Piana, and J.P. Tilford by Samuelsohn. 

Image with caption: "Marty Grundy, (Managing Director Ermenegildo Zegna Canada), Rachel Fenlon (Vancouver Opera), Larry Rosen (CEO & Chairman, Harry Rosen) celebrate the reopening of the Ermenegildo Zegna boutique in downtown Vancouver on Sept. 24, 2012 (CNW Group/Harry Rosen Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120925_C9537_PHOTO_EN_18481.jpg

SOURCE: Harry Rosen Inc.

For further information:

or high resolution images, please contact:

Courtney Beckett
Public Relations and Event Specialist - Western Canada
403-294-0992 or cbeckett@harryrosen.com

Shauna Cook
Public Relations and Event Manager
416-935-9226 or scook@harryrosen.com  


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