The first Prato Outlets store was founded in 1975 by a young businessman by the name of Frank Ashmawy. Frank had a vision of offering his customers the highest quality clothing in the latest cuts. He would travel to one of the worlds premier hubs for quality suits... Prato, Italy. Frank's first shop was located in the heart of New York's fashion district and was the place to go for the latest trends in fine designer suits. Although Prato Men's Wear made a name for itself as the source for the latest cut suits, many would-be shoppers simply could not afford the selection at the store.
The goal of Prato Outlets became to provide it’s customer with the perfect suit without sacrificing its dedication to low affordable prices. Frank’s attempt to cater to his most cherished customer, the working man, led him across the globe. The key was to purchase directly from the world finest mills and factories without sacrificing quality; then to pass on those savings to the customer. Prato Outlets was born and the tiny store in New York’s garment district turned into a bustling chain of 12 Outlet stores providing the New York area with quality Men’s Wear at deep discounts.
BEST ENTRANCE: Mall Entrance near Applebee's parking lot LOCATION IN MALL: Lower level between Center Court and Old Navy