Italian luxury menswear brand Kiton has opened its first free-standing Canadian store in Toronto. Located at the northeast corner of Hazelton Avenue and Yorkville Avenue, the boutique is one of only five free-standing Kiton locations in North America.
Founded in Naples, Italy, in 1956, Kiton is considered to be one of the world's most expensive menswear brands. Known for its high-priced suits, Kiton offers off-the-rack styles that can approach $10,000, while its made-to-measure suits can sell for well over $20,000 each. Men's dress shirts are generally priced in the $600-1000 range while trousers are generally priced in excess of $1,000 and blazers, $7,000+.
Located at 114 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto's Kiton boutique is operated by adjacent menswear retailer V Hazelton. Located at 5 Hazelton Avenue, the luxury menswear retailer will soon open a Santoni Shoes shop-in-store, the second of its kind in North America.
Remarkably, we were informed by staff at V Hazelton over a year ago that Toronto's Kiton location was supposed to open "late spring or early summer" of 2014. Kiton hoarding went up on the space in April of 2014, and Toronto lawyer Anjlit Patel informed us of the new boutique when she noticed the hoarding while driving by. Urban Toronto's ACT7 investigated further and continued providing details on Kiton's progress, as well as updates on the new Santoni Shoes shop.
In Canada, Kiton is carried at Harry Rosen in Toronto, Henry Singer in Edmonton, and at L'Uomo in Montreal. Harry Rosen will open a Kiton shop-in-store in Vancouver this fall. Kiton currently has four American store locations: in New York City, Bal Harbour, Florida, Las Vegas, and San Francisco. It is also carried at upscale American stores including Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. There's no word yet if any Canadian Saks stores will carry Kiton.