Ravazzolo, a high-end Italian men’s brand, has opened its first showroom in New York. The 2,200-square-foot space is at 20 West 55th Street and it is designed with a modern industrial look and retro accents that the company said reflects the aesthetic of the brand that was founded in 1959.
Although the label has been selling in the United States for nearly two decades, this is its first permanent location and speaks to its intention to expand further in this country. George Tsaganeas, formerly with Canali, is leading Ravazzolo’s sales team and will focus primarily on expanding Ravazzolo’s made-to-measure business with high-end specialty stores. Currently, the brand is sold in around 40 boutiques including Boyds in Philadelphia; Maus & Hoffman in Palm Beach, Fla.; Gene Hiller in Sausalito, Calif., and Guffey’s in Atlanta.
“After almost 20 years of business in the States,” said chief executive officer Andrea Ravazzolo, “we are very excited to open our first headquarters in New York City. We want to give all our loyal buyers a sign of strength by continuing to [offer] our signature MTM program as well as our ready-to-wear total look collection of outerwear, shirts, neckwear, shoes and bags.”
Ravazzolo was founded in Vicenza, Italy in 1952 by Andrea Ravazzolo’s family. He joined the business after graduating with a degree in economics and trained for five years in the art of suit-making. He currently oversees 10 international markets including the U.S.