Ste­fano Ricci Opens Van­cou­ver Bou­tique Pre­miere Ital­ian Cloth­ing De­signer/retailer De­buts in Canada

CAIFU - - Leader Spotlight - By Alan Forsythe

In­down­town Van­cou­ver, next to the soon to be opened Trump Tower is a store whose name rep­re­sents the last word in men’s fash­ion, Ste­fano Ricci.

Open­ing their first ever store in Canada, they have cho­sen the pres­ti­gious 1139 West Ge­or­gia ad­dress for their 2600 square foot bou­tique. Ste­fano Ricci is known for finely tai­lored Ital­ian suits to ex­quis­ite ca­sual wear, all fash­ioned to high­est hand­made stan­dards, ri­valed, per­haps, by only the most ven­er­a­ble Sav­ile Row tai­lors. Us­ing the finest sourced all nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als, from leather to silk, has been Ste­fano Ricci’s phi­los­o­phy from their start, over 45 years ago. Their com­mit­ment to that phi­los­o­phy has earned them a ded­i­cated in­ter­na­tional fol­low­ing, with lo­ca­tions mul­ti­ply­ing across Europe, the Mid­dle East and Asia.

With just three other North Amer­i­can lo­ca­tions (NYC, Bev­erly Hills, Las Ve­gas) The Van­cou­ver store will, ap­pro­pri­ately enough, be a cor­ner­stone to the high end, lux­ury re­tail quad­ran­gle be­tween Thur­low and Bur­rard streets and bounded by Ge­or­gia and Al­berni Streets to the north and south. Stephan Ricci joins Rolex, Prada, Ver­sace, Bruno Cucinelli and Jea­ger-lecoultre in a part of Van­cou­ver’s down­town that is home to some of Canada’s prici­est real es­tate.

Founded in Florence in the early 1970s, at a time when syn­thetic fabrics were very much in vogue, Ste­fano Ricci took the long road, fo­cus­ing not on the trendy, but the en­dur­ing, us­ing only the finest, nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als, cre­at­ing clothes that em­body a clas­sic style that jus­tify their no com­pro­mise prices.

Orig­i­nally spe­cial­iz­ing in ties, they of course ex­panded to in­clude all menswear, but also fra­grances and lux­ury house­hold items, such as crys­tal stemware, porce­lain ob­jects d’art and tea ser­vice, sil­ver­ware and fine linens, all fash­ioned un­der the motto, “qual­ity to the point of per­fec­tion,” a ded­i­ca­tion that is ap­pre­ci­ated to­day, more than ever.

Out­side of their re­tail lo­ca­tions they also of­fer in­te­rior de­sign so­lu­tions for your home or if needs be, your mega yacht (now with their own sep­a­rate lux­ury yacht di­vi­sion.)

Mega yachts aside, Van­cou­ver con­sumers are in­vited to en­joy the warm, rich wal­nut in­te­rior and browse their ex­ten­sive se­lec­tion of menswear, shoes, lug­gage, cuff­links and all the other ac­crue­ments any well-dressed gen­tle­man shouldn’t be with­out. The trip to Ste­fano Ricci, as many dis­cover, can be an ex­pe­ri­ence in of it­self.

Cur­rently the only other North Amer­i­can lo­ca­tion planned is Mi­ami, so Van­cou­ver res­i­dents, and vis­i­tors to the city, who en­joy the finer things in life can count them­selves lucky.

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