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Faconnable

 

 

253 Post Street

San Francisco, CA90108

(415) 951-0115

 

 

 

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The first shop, situated in rue Paradis in Nice, was frequented by film stars in need of bespoke tuxedos and gowns for events such as the annual Cannes Film Festival. In 1961 when Goldberg retired, his son, Albert, took over. He shifted it to the prêt-à-porter segment, and renamed the business 'Façonnable', a variation of the word "Façonner" (English: "to create").[1] In 1973, boutiques were opened along the Cote d'Azur in Monte Carlo, Cannes, Saint-Tropez, and in Marseilles. The first Parisian boutique opened its doors in 1984. In 1988, the chain entered into a distribution agreement with US department store chain Nordstrom. Façonnable opened its first US boutique on New York City's Fifth Avenue in October 1993.[2] Two further US boutiques were opened in 1997 located on the West Coast.

—Courtesy of Wikipedia