Selling high-end clothing in Union Square since 1966, Wilkes Bashford is one of the most renowned fashion icons in the nation. He was the first to introduce Italian designers such as Armani to the United States, and he continues to offer the best in classic couture, from Oscar de la Renta to Kiton and Brioni. Bashford’s seven-story townhouse shop also carries an extensive collection of handmade men’s shoes by Bontoni and Gravati. The Wilkes Bashford shopping experience includes on-site custom fittings, complimentary coffee and wine, and personalized styling suggestions from the knowledgeable staff. In 2012, it kicked off a top-to-bottom renovation.