The IMG is an exclusive group of like-minded family-owned and managed retailers who sell the world's best and most stylish men's and women's apparel and accessories. The IMG shares ideas, information and friendship throughout the year. Only one member considered the best, most reputable and most compatible from each country is invited to join by consensus of the group. Membership presently is restricted to no more than fifteen, from fifteen countries.
Heinrich Rusche was born in 1885, the great-grandfather of Thomas, presently CEO so SØR Rusche and president of the IMG. In 1911, Great-grandfather Heinrich, then 26, opened a textile shop in Oelde, Westphalia, thus planting the seed of the great Rusche dynasty in textiles and clothing ad the now famous SØR culture by which the company’s every decision is inspired and justified.

Heinrich’s children opened or married into textile companies all over Westphalia. The eldest son, Anton II established the first Rusche menswear shop in the old market square in Oelde. His son Egon followed in his footsteps and it was he who, in 1956, created the SØR concept with wife, Doris.

A name synonymous with men's tailored clothing and high-end fashion in Dublin. World renowned as a master tailor and provider of men's designer suits, the company has evolved significantly over the last 100 years, and today is very proud of it's reputation in providing quality, stylish menswear.

Today, they have 5 stores in Dublin, and 1 in Galway, with the business still being very much a family affair, with brothers Louis & Adrian Copeland the directors of the company.

Oger has become a synonym for success. Customers get a ’winning feeling’ as they get tailor made advice purchasing their wardrobes that underline their personalities. It allows them to focus on their own business. Oger takes away the customer’s worries about clothing. The mission ’to be the best in personal service and advice in the purchasing processes’ is the basis for that. Oger aims to 'Latinize' the Dutch customers, making them more aware of their personal presentation and creating the right match with their personality. Customers experience that selecting clothes gets more fun when they see the impact of the right clothes for the right moment. .

Santa Eulalia is one of the most outstanding fashion stores in Barcelona, not only for its historical importance (it was founded 166 years ago), but also because it is a symbol of luxury in clothing and exquisite customer care, and one of the few businesses in the city that is still dedicated to bespoke tailoring and shirt-making.

Santa Eulalia was founded in 1843 in Pla de la Boqueria and since then has been engaged in high quality fashion for both men and women. It moved to Paseo de Gracia in 1944. In 2007 Santa Eulalia was designated a member of the International Honorary Council of Altagamma,.......

Brunschwig & CIE
The Bon Génie/Grieder department store group (owner: Brunschwig & Cie SA) not only serves demanding customers across the nation but also has a leading position in the fashion sector, with over 700 employees at 30 sales outlets making the dreams of fashion-lovers come true. Backed up by a powerful new network, the company is gaining more time for what’s essential, namely for customer contact.

The Flannels Group was established in 1976 by the current Managing Director Neil Prosser. Flannels specialise in fashion designer men and womenswear, and stock a wide range of global designer brands including Prada, Gucci, Paul Smith, Fendi, Hugo Boss and Dolce & Gabanna.

In 2006 Flannels celebrated its 30 years in business as one of the UK's most exclusive luxury brand retailers. Originally started in Manchester their business grew rapidly with further stores opening in Leeds, Birmingham and Nottingham. The more recent additions of stores in Liverpool and Cardiff has created one of the largest ........

1908 - Niels Christian Pedersen Troelstrup opened the first Troelstrup store in the basement of 17 Møntergade in Copenhagen. A few years later, Christian Troelstrup bought the whole property which he redesigned as a department store selling men’s and boyswear.
1936 - purchased the corner property at 5 Vester Voldgade which is the current location of the store. As his final goodbye to the property in Møntergade, Christian Troelstrup organised an event one spring day in April. He covered the façade of the property in coats – all five storeys from pavement to roof...

Beymen is the upscale fashion retailer of the Boyner Group which is one of Turkey's foremost industrial groups comprising 12 companies. Operating under the philosophy of 'Unconditional Customer Satisfaction', Beymen opened its first store in 1971 and thus paved the way for the ready-to-wear revolution in Turkey.
Today Beymen operates 37 stores throughout Turkey, 4 out of these stores are company-owned, and the remaining ones are franchisees. Total sales area has risen from 7,000 square feet in 1971 to 320,000 square feet in 1997. What started as a men's wear store has grown...

Norm & Ed Mitchell established Ed Mitchell Inc. Westport, in August 1958, the same year the IMG was founded. In a folksy, friendly way they became the local menswear store selling good, honest apparel, mostly American, to the good honest folk of Westport, then a small relatively wealthy but emerging town some miles out of New York.
In nearby Greenwich, Ed Schacter had already served the local community since 1947 in his Richards store, selling a wide range of similar men's apparel to customers who paralleled the Mitchells demographics.
In 2009 they purchased Wilkes Bashford adding 2 stores in San Francisco and Palo Alto, CA. Both stores are currently under a complete renovation and will have their grand re-opening November 2012.READ MORE..
Founded as a simple shirtmaker in 1890, Henry Bucks has grown and developed, over almost 120 years, into a Melbourne institution for men's style and fashion. One of the world's great retailers the company has stores in 3 Australian states and a total of 9 retail outlets including an online business.

Henry Bucks has shown a resilience and tenacity over the years attributing its enviable reputation and success to it's uncompromising good service and excellent product. It is owned and managed by the direct descendants of Henry Buck. Tim Cecil is Henry Buck's great great grandson and the current Managing Director

In 1954, 22-year-old Harry Rosen and his brother Lou scraped together $500 and bought a shop on Parliament Street, in the Cabbagetown area of Toronto. Harry Rosen was taking on the world with his softer, natural-shoulder line of clothing and accessories.

Today, Harry Rosen stores extend over 250,000 square feet of prime retail space in 15 stores in eight markets across Canada.

Renowned for housing one of the world's most exclusive collections of fine menswear Harry Rosen has now been joined by his son Larry who is company President.


Louis Copeland & Sons Dundrum Town Centre Takes Home Two Awards at the Drapers Independents Awards 2014

On Wednesday 17th September, at The Brewery in London, top Irish mens suit and designer clothing store Louis Copeland & Sons, won two top accolades at the 2014 Drapers Independents Awards 2014 under the categories of:

  • ‘Best store design 2014’ for the Louis Copland & Sons store in Dundrum Town Centre
  • ‘Menswear Independent retailer of the year 2014’ – UK and Ireland

These annual awards play host to the most innovative independent retailers operating in the fashion industry. Drapers are the trade publication for the global fashion industry and recognises innovation and talent across the fashion industry throughout the UK and Ireland. Louis Copeland and Sons received some outstanding comments from judges at this years awards:

Best Store Design:

“In another varied and high-quality field, the judges were unanimous in their praise of the winning store design. The innovation, hard work and even the brave decision to make a serious investment in improving the layout and the look during difficult economic times made this a clear favourite with our panel.”

Menswear Independent of the Year:

The judges were unanimous on this one, saying of this years victor “There was only really one winner here. They have met the retail challenges of today and are financially impressive. No one comes anywhere close to it.”

Having opened it’s doors on Capel Street in 1933, Louis Copland & Sons has grown to 6 stores (Capel Street, Wicklow Street, Pembroke Street, Dundrum Tow Centre, CHQ Dublin and Galway) as well as online Opened in 2013, the Louis Copeland & Sons store in Dundrum Town Centre is the latest addition to the store portfolio. The store design was a collaboration between Dublin based Jennings Design Studio and interiors specialist Helen Turkington, coordinated in house by Louis Copeland Jnr.


Santa Eulalia’s Luis Sans on Dressing Barcelonians for 171 Years

Luxury retailer Santa Eulalia has done business on Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia for 171 years. Luis Sans, the store’s fourth-generation owner, tells BoF about how the store has stood the test of time and retained lifelong customers.

BARCELONA, Spain — On Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia, home to the city’s most luxurious stores, Santa Eulalia still makes an impact. Today, the high-end store, founded in 1843, is situated once again in a location that it first occupied in 1944. The street-facing cladding is all that remains of the original building. But many of the lessons that the family-owned business has learnt over its 171-year history are as true today as they ever were. BoF sat down with Luis Sans, the fourth generation of his family to be involved in the business, to learn how Santa Eulalia has continued to thrive. (more…)

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