Rodd & Gunn is continuing its rollout in the American market.
The New Zealand-based men’s brand will add two more stores in the San Francisco Bay area this year, joining a unit at the Stanford Shopping Center, which opened in 2019, and an existing shop-in-shop inside Wingtip, a conglomerate of shops in the city’s financial district.
The openings will bring Rodd & Gunn’s total U.S. store count to 10 including Newport Beach, Los Angeles and San Diego in California, in addition to the DUMBO area of Brooklyn, Greenwich, Conn., Dallas and Bellevue, Wash. The new stores will be located at the newly expanded Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara, which will open in March, and Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, slated for a July debut.
“We’re excited to continue our growth here in such a dynamic hub of innovation and influence,” said Mike Beagley, chief executive officer of Rodd & Gunn. “The Bay Area perfectly aligns with our brand’s target demographic of men who appreciate premium quality, effortless style and clothes that can be worn for work, play and everything in between.”
Rodd & Gunn’s heritage dates to 1946, when the brand’s English Pointer logo was used on a line of New Zealand-made shirts. It has since created a full lifestyle collection of apparel and footwear and operates more than 100 stores and in-store shops in Australia and New Zealand. It entered the U.S. market in 2011 and in addition to its own stores, the collection is carried at Nordstrom and select independent men’s wear retailers.
The spring collection is inspired by the natural beauty of New Zealand and the South Pacific seas and focuses on sustainable and renewable fabrics such as linen sourced in Normandy and cotton from American and Egypt.