Online men’s tailor plans Chestnut St. store
Indochino, a formerly online-only “custom men’s apparel store” and tailor, has picked a century-old 2,300 sq ft brownstone rowhome at 1606 Chesntut St. (behind Liberty Place) for its third U.S. by-appointment, 10-employee, bricks-and-mortar store, selling suits starting at $449/shirts from $79, plus accessories. To open Jan. 14, the company says. The company also has stores in New York, San Francisco and Canada.
The company, which claims 10,000 customers in the Philadelphia area on its contact list, says the decision to start a permanent store here follows the success of its “Traveling Tailor pop-up events” in Philadelphia and 17 other North American cities, co-founder and CEO Kyle Vucko said in a statement. He said Indochino has found some men “prefer a face-to-face shopping experience and want to be guided through the fabrics and customizations firsthand” and to “know what (they) are getting into.”