This marks the seventh U.S. store for Rodd & Gunn, following successful openings in key cities such as Newport Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego, DUMBO/Brooklyn, Greenwich, and Dallas.
With gorgeously rugged terrain, an affinity for authenticity and the promise of adventure, both the Pacific Northwest and New Zealand share some strong commonalities.
“We’ve been keen on Bellevue for quite some time – the area is experiencing such exciting growth and we’re excited to become a part of that,” said Mike Beagley, CEO of Rodd & Gunn. “We understand it’s not about flash and pomp here, but about quality and style with substance, which is why we hope Rodd & Gunn will resonate with men in Seattle and Bellevue.”
Rodd & Gunn’s heritage dates back to 1946, when the brand’s English Pointer logo was used on a boutique line of New Zealand made shirts. Today, this antipodean men’s lifestyle brand remains synonymous with bespoke craftmanship and the entire range of apparel and accessories carries a two year durability guarantee as part of its commitment to unwavering quality.
The brand’s designers travel across the world to source premium Italian fabrics from the finest mills in Europe. The Rodd & Gunn collection is as functional as it is fashionable, with new-generation fabrics combined with contemporary manufacturing techniques to produce outerwear that keep the elements at bay. Pure New Zealand merino wool, recognized as some of the finest in the world, is woven into premium sweaters and sports coats.
In addition to its apparel, Rodd & Gunn also offers footwear, along with a range of bespoke leather luggage pieces, all handcrafted in New Zealand by a master artisan.
Rodd & Gunn launched in Bellevue with its S/S 19 collection, with inspiration drawn this time from the spectacular island paradise of Savai’i, a jewel of the South Pacific Seas. Warm weather wardrobe essentials include luxe Italian linen shirts featuring breezy floral and fauna prints, as well as lightweight linen and cotton jackets, plus breathable, sport-fit performance polos and ultra-soft cotton dress shorts with polished cuts.
The 2,000 square-foot Bellevue store showcases the entire Rodd & Gunn line. Rodd & Gunn is located next to Coach, near Nordstrom and Macy’s.
Lesley is the founder and editor of What’s Up NW. Prior to creating WhatsUpNW.com, she was the Seattle city editor for AskMissA.com. For both publications, Lesley has covered fashion shows, openings, and local charity events. She has written numerous articles shining the light on local businesses, encouraging readers to always shop local.