Men's Wearhouse, a fast-growing retailer of men's tailored apparel, is the latest super-store-style merchant to announce that it will open stores in Orange County.
The company, based in Fremont, said Tuesday that it will open 10 to 12 stores in the Southland before the holidays, including one in Brea and another in Huntington Beach. The 4,700-square-foot stores employ about 10 people each.
"We feel that the current economic and retail environment in Southern California represents tremendous opportunities for the Men's Wearhouse," said George Zimmer, chairman and chief executive.
The company said in a press release that it plans to open 30 to 40 stores in Southern California over the next three years. Other regional stores to be in business by Christmas will be in Riverside, Woodland Hills, West Los Angeles, Torrance, San Bernardino and Ventura.
The company, which has 173 stores and reported sales of $170 million for its most recent fiscal year, has opened an average of 20 stores annually for the past five years and will open about 40 during 1993.
The company said its stores feature clothes by such well-known designers as Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, Halston and Pierre Cardin at prices typically 20% to 30% below those of major department stores and specialty retailers.