Tommy Bahama Announces The Launch Of "Manhattan Island" On Fifth Avenue In New York

Tommy Bahama Announces The Launch Of "Manhattan Island" On Fifth Avenue In New

Largest Global Flagship Store Celebrates the "Make Life One Long Weekend™"

Retail Store Opening on November 17th, Restaurant & Bar in Early December

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2012

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Tommy Bahama, the island-inspired
lifestyle brand will open the doors to its first global flagship store located
at 551 Fifth Avenue in New York. The store is the largest Tommy Bahama retail
location worldwide and features a 5,000-square-foot store boasting an
extensive collection of men's and women's apparel, swimwear, footwear,
accessories and home decor, the 1,300 square-foot Marlin Bar, the only
free-standing bar between the Empire State Building and Central Park, as well
as a 6,700-square-foot Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Bar, located on the second
floor. The retail store will still open to the public on Saturday, November
17, followed by The Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Bar, in early December which
was delayed due to the after effects of Hurricane Sandy.

"We are excited to open our first New York City location on Fifth Avenue, one
of the most prestigious shopping avenues in the world. This launch is
especially significant as we celebrate 20 years in business and seek new ways
to elevate our brand both in the U.S. and internationally," states Terry
Pillow CEO of Tommy Bahama. "It took us a long time to find the right space,
but we are confident that this is the perfect location for us--New York's
Fifth Avenue is the epicenter of luxury, style and the heart of Mid-town

Located in the landmarked Fred F. French Building which was built in 1927, the
Tommy Bahama store was designed by Michael Neumann Architecture LLC and
emulates an environment evocative of the brand – light, airy and relaxed –
bringing to life the relaxed surroundings of a resort coupled with the
sophistication and worldliness found in Manhattan. Paying homage to the city,
the facade of the two-story location features louvered screens created from
reclaimed wood from the Coney Island Boardwalk, Cuenca limestone floor tiles,
white screens that are perforated to create images of palm trees, a spiral
staircase, and an oak plank ceiling that is weathered by sun and salt water to
evoke the decking of a dock.

Offering an innovative retail and restaurant experience, shoppers will be able
to enjoy a day of retail therapy and unwind at The Tommy Bahama Restaurant and
Bar, which occupies the second floor and features a full range of eclectic,
island-inspired fare for lunch and dinner from Executive Chef Jason Michael
Krantz, formerly Executive Chef of Danny Meyer's Blue Smoke. The Marlin Bar,
located on the first floor, will provide a serene refuge from the fast-paced
environment outside its windows and will feature programming such as happy
hours appropriately named "Island Time".

"This is an exciting time for us and a milestone in our expansion plans. It
was important for the brand to establish a strong presence in New York and
bring to life the complete Tommy Bahama experience on New York's iconic Fifth
Avenue while remaining true to our heritage," said Rob Goldberg, Senior Vice
President of Marketing for Tommy Bahama.

To commemorate the opening, Tommy Bahama has procured an exclusive collection
of rare vintageobjets d'artfrom around the world that define a well-traveled
lifestyle including 19^th century antique cigar cutters; 1940s Stork Club
ashtray and matchbook; 1950s Gucci Travel Decanter; 1930s cobalt blue cocktail
shaker with matching glasses; a vintage 19^th century English brown leather
with pewter flask; 1870s antique silver corkscrew with black wood handle; and
an antique French Ikat quilt from 1790s.

Tommy Bahama Fifth Avenue will feature the brand's four-season collection, a
wide range of apparel to suit all seasons as well as a vast array of signature
men's and women's apparel, swimwear, accessories, fragrance and body, candles,
glassware and bar, cigar ware and home decor.

About Tommy Bahama

Tommy Bahama is part of Tommy Bahama Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of
Oxford Industries, Inc. (NYSE: OXM). Established in August 1992, with
corporate headquarters in Seattle, Tommy Bahama is an island-inspired
lifestyle brand that defines relaxed, sophisticated style in men's and women's
sportswear, swimwear, accessories, footwear and a complete home furnishings
collection. The company owns and operates over 100 Tommy Bahama stores
worldwide, with 13 of those locations offering a Tommy Bahama restaurant &
bar. Tommy Bahama products are also available at the country's finest
retailers, including Nordstrom and other specialty retailers and ships to over 100 countries. Additional stores will be opening
this year. More information, please visit

SOURCE Tommy Bahama

Contact: DKC Public Relations, Diana Kashan, +1-212-981-5161,, or Keesha Johnson, +1-212-981-5212,, or Damian Irizarry, +1-212-981-5229,; or Orsi Public Relations, Janet Orsi,, or Greg Lutchko,, +1-323-874-4073
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