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Club Monaco was founded in 1985 by Canadians Joe Mimran, Saul Mimran, and Alfred Sung powered by the idea of “better basics”—clear, confident pieces that punch above their weight and deliver on the details. Inspired by a great “great new ideas”, the first Club Monaco store opened in Toronto on Queen Street West in 1985.Who are the founding members of Club Monaco?
Caban was a design-oriented furniture, tabletop, home accessories, bed and bath and apparel retailer launched by Club Monaco as its lifestyle brand in October 2000, in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, with locations opening later in Calgary and Edmonton. Caban was an offspring of Club Monaco, and Joe Mimran, who was the founder of Club Monaco.When did the Caban Club Monaco store close?
In 2000, just after the launch, Club Monaco/Caban was purchased by Ralph Lauren, and began to lose focus and Mr. Mimran was ousted. In the summer of 2006, Ralph Lauren Corp. closed all of the Caban stores to focus on the Club Monaco in the United States. The last store to close was the flagship store on Queen St. West in Toronto.Who is the creative director of Club Monaco?
Since then, Club Monaco has expanded, opening locations throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. The brand is currently helmed by Creative Director, Richard Chai, who oversees both men’s and women’s design. In May 2021, Ralph Lauren Corporation announced it would sell its Club Monaco brand to private equity firm Regent LP.