1985 was an auspicious year for high-end fashion retail in Melbourne, as it was the year during which Australia’s most esteemed luxury fashion retail destination was launched. Initially located at 495 Collins Street in The Rialto, Harrolds department store has blossomed from a modest 90m² space into a Business of Fashion-recognised top 30 global menswear retail innovator. This is not to say, however, that Harrolds caters exclusively to men. Women are equally considered among the more than 100 local and international fashion labels on offer from this genuine “living fashion institution”. These labels include well known design houses such as Alexander McQueen, Balmain, COMME des GARÇONS, Maison Margiela and Yohji Yamamoto, as well as lesser known players – Fear of God, Jacquemus, Paris Texas and Song for the Mute, to name but a few. Furthermore, Harrolds is the proud exclusive Australian retailer of worldwide icons Tom Ford, Amina Muaddi and Thom Browne, allowing it to combine a unique range of tailoring and contemporary luxury wear. Year in, year out, it is a range that houses some of the most sought-after seasonal collections throughout the couture world and one that pays homage to both tradition and the cutting edge.

In 2021, at the 35-year point in the brand’s remarkable journey, Harrolds now spans five stores across Australia and to its credit, remains a family-run enterprise overseen by managing directors Mary and Ross Poulakis. The only aspects of the business that are capable of surpassing the sheer impressiveness of its menswear and womenswear lines are its esteemed signature service and exemplary and strong client relations. Essentially, Harrolds provides its clients with a unique and unforgettable retail experience both in store and online. An unwavering commitment to innovation enables the retailer to remain fresh and viable, particularly in lieu of the events of the past 20 months. For example, international shipping provides global customers with the opportunity to experience Harrolds’ signature service online while shopping its curated collections of the world’s most lauded luxury fashion houses. Locally, innovation is at work via a same-day delivery option for metro Melbourne clients. Ultimately, this 2-tiered delivery platform provides an exclusive made-to-measure service, as well as everyday purchases. It is the made-to-measure service, without a doubt, which encapsulates the pinnacle of a retail experience like no other.

This “coveted vault of luxury fashion” celebrates personalisation and customisation, culminating in the truest expression of the company’s philosophy of forging and building meaningful client relationships. The made-to-measure experience provides clients the opportunity to create wholly customised leisurewear and formal wardrobes without a hint of selection compromise. As all members of the sartorial club know, a custom garment results in the optimum fit. As such, the Harrolds made-to-measure platform encourages customers to select every detail, from the fabric and style to the lining and buttons, creating genuine one-of-a-kind pieces – pieces that mould and define the most personal of wardrobes. Choosing from the new-age elegance of Tom Ford to the enduring prestige of Brioni, Stefano Ricci and Artioli – as well as big-hitters Thom Browne, Caruso, Xacus and Moreschi – customers are treated to the signature attention to detail which provides them with the perfect fit for their tailor-made pieces. Tailor-made pieces include suits, evening wear, shirting, sports jackets/blazers, trousers, fabric and leather outerwear, knitwear and accessories (ties, footwear and socks). If guidance on the right selection regarding shape, style and fit is required, Harrolds’ team of professional and dedicated specialists is available to assist. Desired results are achieved via a seamless process. Appreciating the fact that executing the cut, form and fabrication in a way that complements each individual client is an art form, Managing Director Ross Poulakis reduces the essence of the made-to-measure experience as follows: “This is an opportunity for the ultimate expression of style and individuality by a modern man.” Harrolds is a Melbourne treasure not to be missed. With Mother's Day quickly approaching why not spoil mum this Sunday with something unique from Harrolds.  Visit this citadel of sartorialism at 101 Collins Street.

Harrolds, Melbourne

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Harrolds, Melbourne

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Harrolds, Melbourne

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Harrolds, Melbourne

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