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PaulStuart75Iconic New York retailer Paul Stuart has been going through a few changes lately including a sale of the entire company to its Japanese licensee late last year. None of this, however, will keep it from celebrating its 75th Anniversary all year long. This month, the company launched a special website, paulstuart75years.com, which features not only historical information about the illustrious store, but also the opportunity for anyone who visits to enter its Anniversary Sweepstakes. Every month, the store will offer a new luxurious prize to one winner. To give you an idea what sort of things will be given away, the prize for March is a $25,000 custom wardrobe —so if you win and decide that you don't love anything available in the store, you can just have them make something for you that you like. Prizes through the rest of the year will be announced at the beginning of each month. Entrants need register only once, and then will be prompted to simply re-confirm monthly for each new prize, through December of 2013.

As for the new owner, Mitsui & Co., it has plans to further expand Paul Stuart internationally with an initial emphasis on major U.S. and Asian cities. The first priority will be flagship stores patterned after the original location on Madison Avenue at 45th Street and placed in Hong Kong, Taiwan and possibly Seoul, South Korea. There are also plans to expand in the U.S. beyond the New York store and two longtime locations in Chicago. The company has reportedly received offers for locations in Washington DC, Miami and other major cities though no specific deals have been signed yet. Ultimately, we can expect to see more flagships in European capitals like London and Paris. Until then, we lucky New Yorkers still have the main store in midtown, a shrine for fine, traditional men's clothing for so many New Yorkers. If you have never stopped in, it is one of the city's best resources for classic menswear, particularly for customers who want something a bit more sophisticated than Brooks Brothers at the other end of the block, and more exclusive than Ralph Lauren or other major designers. It will be holding additional special events throughout the year, so keep an eye out for more clothing and accessory prizes as well travel and entertainment packages.

Paul Stuart 75 Years (Official Site)
Mitsui Details Plans for Rolling Out Paul Stuart Stores (WWD)

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