In November, the Italian brand Caruso, known for impeccably tailored men’s clothing, opened a 4,500-square-foot store on East 58th Street in New York that celebrates the company’s heritage and culture. Caruso’s first retail location appears as though it belongs in the center of Milan—with materials, furniture, and other decor sourced from the brand’s home country, including Italian oak floors and terra-cotta tiles made with clay gathered from the floodplains of the Po River. A VIP room in one corner of the store is dedicated to the famous Teatro alla Scala opera house and features velvet-lined walls as well as posters and other memorabilia from the tenor Enrico Caruso. Premier wines and delicacies are also available for clients who wish to linger and enjoy a taste of Italy while they shop.
The new store provides the ideal backdrop for the brand’s expanding collection of stylish tailored clothing—including suits, topcoats, accessories, and sportswear items (starting from approximately $1,500). While the 56-year-old company has produced tailored men’s clothing for leading international brands for decades, it only recently started enlarging its own collection of Caruso clothes. (carusomenswear.com)