This month, the Tommy Hilfiger brand will celebrate a homecoming when it opens its global flagship store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue between 53rd and 54th street. The new 22,000 square foot location will cover four (4) floors of retail space, and will be the largest Tommy Hilfiger store worldwide, offering the runway collections, menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, tailored, footwear, accessories, home and its Hilfiger Denim collection.
Since its debut in 1985, the Tommy Hilfiger brand has extended its powerful design philosophy across a growing number of product categories. In 1996, the company launched its womenswear division, making Tommy Hilfiger one of the few menswear designers to find success in the women’s category. These uniquely designed product lines have allowed the brand to expand to reach new customers – all with a taste for classic American style with a twist.
Through his irreverent designs and bold marketing campaigns, Hilfiger has both influenced and developed lasting relationships with a wide-range of cultural influencers and trendsetters. In the 1990’s, Hilfiger became a pioneer in the industry by featuring emerging music talent in his advertising campaigns. These innovative initiatives bolstered Hilfger’s subsequent success.
In 1998, Parsons School of Design in New York City honored Hilfiger with their Designer of the Year award, and GQ magazine recognized him in their annual “Men of the Year” issue. In 1995, he was named Menswear Designer of the Year by the CFDA, in addition to receiving other awards – both domestic and international. Hilfiger launched the Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation to enrich the physical and intellectual well being of youth with a major emphasis on education and cultural programs that impact a diverse population. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the CFDA, the Race to Erase Multiple Sclerosis, and The Fresh Air Fund, a New York-based group that has been sending underprivileged inner-city children to summer camp since 1877.
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