Elie Tahari came to New York in 1971 with only $100, sleeping on benches in Central Park while creating a multibillion-dollar fashion empire – truly the American Dream in action. On the eve of his fall fashion show at Spring Studios in New York City this past week, Tahari took time out to reflect upon its growth over the last 45 years and its path.
His company quickly expanded from selling tube tops for $2 each to fashion shows and boutiques across New York, Boston, East Hampton, Atlanta, Bal Harbor and Boca Raton. He sold his designs to Bloomingdale’s and Saks department stores as well as winning numerous design and entrepreneurship awards; additionally he served as guest judge on Project Runway All Stars while unveiling eyewear and home collections.
Today, Tahari’s collection can be found in 23 stores and online; his licensees sell his collections at more than 600 points of sale globally. He is particularly renowned in Europe, having shop-in-shops at Harrods in London and Galeries Lafayette in Paris; in Istanbul and Doha there are also several freestanding Tahari stores.
This brand is well-known for their elegant suits and dresses with subtle details such as lace or embroidery that stand out in a crowd. If you want major discounts, the sale section is where to look – selections may have been marked down due to being out-of-season or simply to make room for new merchandise. Furthermore, if an item listed as being reduced further later is reduced again within 10 days after being included in a sale, they offer a price adjustment policy!