In terms of retail outlets Stussy has always been very prominent in Japan, with overall 48 flagship stores. Always impressive to hear that number. But in 2007 and continuing in 2008 the brand his also increasing their presence on their home market again. Just recently we reported about the Stussy Hawaii flagship store, opened with Jules Gayton of Leilow.
2008 will see another few interesting openings by the brand. The next one to follow is Washington and who else could they have teamed up with, but with Commonwealth owner Omar Quiambao. Not only will they open a Stussy Chapter Store soon, they will also open For The Greater Good, a more mature store for customers that have gotten too old for the Commonwealth brand range. More information once we get closer to the opening.
Also in the next couple of months, we will see the opening of the first Stussy flagship store in Canada. It’s actually surprising that it took so long. The Toronto store will be opened and managed by Matt George, owner of the Goodfoot chain, Nomad and Ransom. Yet another perfect candidate and for sure we will see interesting collaborations from this new partnership.
We hope that Stussy will also start making some more moves in Europe, but for now its the North American turn! Via DNR.