Amidst difficult economic times for the retail sector, menswear store SEAN, the exclusive US retailer to carry the French label Emile Lafaurie, is expanding. Sean just opened a third New York City store location and launched a new website offering parts of the collection online for the first time.
His latest store on the Upper Eastside will be will expand his Sean's US operation to a total of 7 stores in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and the Hamptons. In addition, the collection is now available to customers nationwide at http://www.seanstore.com.
"We are excited to debut a Madison Avenue location alongside our new online store - the new men's fashion destination", notes Sean Cassidy, proprietor of SEAN. " We first opened in 1997 and since then we have built a strong and loyal clientele from business executives to creative heads. This expansion opportunity is a perfect opportunity of the Emile Lafaurie collection in the US as we are actively reaching out to new audiences throughout the country."
Cassidy, a former marketing executive, first met the French designer, Pierre Emile Lafaurie in Paris while shopping at Lafaurie's Marais boutique. Cassidy frequented the boutique on each visit to Paris, often buying the entire collection. A friendship grew and eventually the two became business partners.
Additional shops opened in Paris, where they are named Emile Lafaurie, whereas in the States, they are named SEAN and carry the Lafaurie label exclusively. With 7 US and 4 Paris locations, both Cassidy and Lafaurie have found that the collection of sartorial sportswear and casual dress-wear has prevailed to meet the needs of both the American and French customers.
The collection is an assortment of core pieces that are the bread and butter to any man's wardrobe. "The secret to our success lies within the nature of the collection", says Sean. "We have become the destination for the stylish men who has outgrown GAP or Banana Republic but does not feel comfortable wearing Gucci."
A staple of Emile Lafaurie are the suit separates, reasonably priced from $495-$625 they are adding a European and hip spin on the $600-Suit. Shirts offered in a fitted and causal cut range from $98-$148. The best-seller "Painter's Coat" retails starting at $148 depending on fabrics. Bottoms inclusive of chinos and denim are sold between $98-$158, an assortment of sweaters and cardigans between $108 and $148 and Italian knits starting at $68.
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