New Zealand menswear brand Rodd & Gunn launches in Arnotts, Dublin
The brand’s launch in Arnotts follows a string of international openings in Europe and North America
The New Zealand-based outdoor and lifestyle brand Rodd & Gunn launches its first retail space in Ireland today, unveiling a concession partnership space in Arnotts on Henry Street in Dublin.
Launching in-store will be its new spring-summer 2023 collection, which includes the label’s quality-driven linen shirts and shorts, lightweight jackets, cotton polo shirts, Italian denim, and its Supima cotton range.
Its rugby-inspired Gilbert collection will also be available to shop, and comprises printed sweatshirts, hoodies, polo shirts, trousers, and jackets in a tribute to the 200 years of New Zealand’s Gilbert (the original and foremost supplier of rugby balls to all major nations and world tournaments).
The brand sources its wool from Kiwi suppliers and its cotton from Australia, while its linen and denim are sourced from Italian specialists. Prices range from €70 for a cotton polo shirt or €150 for a cashmere sweater to €500 for an Italian wool-blend overcoat.
To date, Rodd & Gunn have retailed exclusively through nine wholesale outlets across Ireland, such as Corcorans Menswear in Co Wexford, Fishers in Co Wicklow, Armstrong & Kingston in Co Fermanagh, and M2 Clothing in Co Down.
Its partnership with Arnotts sees the luxury department store join the international ranks of Lafayette in Paris; Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, and Neiman Marcus in the US; Hudson Bay in Canada; and John Lewis in the UK who have all recently welcomed Rodd & Gunn to their retail offerings.
The 30m2 concession partnership space is part of Rodd & Gunn’s 215 retail spaces worldwide; 50 per cent of which are stand-alone and the remaining 50 per cent are concessions, according to Drapers. Online shopping at arnotts.ie is also available to Irish customers.
The brand is preparing to launch its first store in Singapore in August, bringing the brand's signature style of refined casualwear to SouthEast Asia.