Established in Canada in 1961 by Mr. Luke Tanabe, captures the attention of the fashion world and customers with its No.10 Blouse,a classic, well tailored shirt made from the finest Egyptian cotton.
In the 1970s Ports entered the American market with high-end boutiques at locations such as 57th & 5th Avenue in New York, Stanford University in Palo Alto, Boston's Copley Place as well as in Chicago, Dallas, and Washington D.C., among others.
In 1983, PORTS INTERNATIONAL moved to Europe with boutiques on London's New Bond Street, Cambridge and Bath.
In 1989 the Management Team identified the vast potential of the nascent China market. Since then Ports Design has carved out a place in China's collective fashion consciousness. Primarily serving China and Hong Kong, the company's Ports International retail chain sell menswear and womenswear through 300 stores in 55 Chinese cities.
In 2000 BMW granted PORTS an exclusive license to use the BMW trademark and BMW logo to manufacture BMW Lifestyle apparel, and market and retail BMW ifestyle products in China. Products include ladies' and men's clothing, bicycles, and accessories. The company also sells sporty casual wear through almost 30 BMW Lifestyle stores (BMW licensed the company to make and sell branded products in China).
AC Nielsen-Elle Magazine Survey for 2001-2002 ranked PORTS INTERNATIONAL as the most desirable fashion brand in China.
In 2002 Ports International opened flagship stores in Montreal,Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.
In 2003 Ports reached another milestone by listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and is ranked as the top IPO for 2003 by Asiamoney.
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