French Menswear Retailer SEAN Opens New Online Store in the US

NEW YORK Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Menswear retailer SEAN, the exclusive US retailer to carry the French label Emile Lafaurie, launched a new online store bringing a touch of Paris men's fashion to every corner of the United States. In addition to his retail locations in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Paris, the collection will now be available to a national audience for the first time at - making it men's new shopping destination on the web. Sean is also slated to open a third New York City store location on September 14th.  The store will be joining other men's retailers who have recently made the move to Madison, such as J.Crew and Brooks Brothers. 

"We are excited to debut our online store and make our collection available to customers around the country" notes Sean Cassidy, proprietor of SEAN. " SEAN first opened in 1997 and since then we have built a strong and loyal clientele from business executives to creative heads. This expansion opportunity is a perfect extension of the Emile Lafaurie collection in the US."

Cassidy, a former marketing executive, first met the French designer, Pierre Emile Lafaurie in Paris while shopping at Lafaurie's Marais boutique. Cassidy frequented the boutique on each visit to Paris, often buying the entire collection. A friendship grew and eventually the two became business partners. 

Additional shops opened in Paris, where they are named Emile Lafaurie, whereas in the States, they are named SEAN and carry the Lafaurie label exclusively. With ten locations between two continents, both Cassidy and Lafaurie have found that the collection of sartorial sportswear has prevailed to meet the needs of both the American and French customers. 

The collection is an assortment of core pieces that are the bread and butter to any man's wardrobe have been described by critics as "…think early Ralph Lauren", "Imagine the ties of Paul Smith, the suits of Agnes B and the casual wear of J. Crew – all from one label". A staple of Emile Lafaurie are the suit separates, reasonably priced from $495-$625. Shirts offered in a dress and causal cut range from $98-$148. The best-seller "Painter's Coat" retails starting at $148 depending on fabrics. Bottoms inclusive of chinos and denim are sold between $98-$158 and Italian knits starting at $68.

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Holger Laufenberg at or at (323) 378-5496,,

Media Contact: holger laufenberg sean, inc, 1-323-378-5496,

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