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FoundedItaly 1934
FounderThe Canali family
Sovico, Italy[1]
Key people
Paolo Canali (Sales & Marketing Director)[2] [3]
Andrea Pompilio (Creative Consultant)[4]
Elisabetta Canali (Global Communication Director)[1][5]
ProductsLuxury Men's Clothing
Number of employees

Canali is an Italian luxury menswear brand.[1][4][6] It is available at its stores and luxury department stores worldwide.


A shop of Canali at IFC Mall, Hong Kong

Canali was founded in 1934 by Giacomo Canali and Giovanni Canali as a family business.[1][7][8][9]

In the 1950s, the ownership of Canali passed on to the second generation of the family. In the 1970s, Canali was the first Italian tailor to introduce mechanised cutting machines.[8] Canali opened its first flagship boutique in Milan.[citation needed]

In 2010, New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera was the spokesmodel for a Canali advertisement campaign.[10]

As of June 2013, led by the third generation of the family, Canali employs 1,700 people in seven factories in Italy, where it makes about 250,000 individual pieces of clothing annually.[11]

In 2012, 87.5% of the total production was exported;[3] on average 1,400 men's suits and 1,600 pairs of trousers were manufactured daily.[citation needed].

Canali has retail locations in Europe, North America, South America, East Asia, Central Asia, Africa and Australia.[12]


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  2. ^ "Paolo Canali profile". LinkedIn. Archived from the original on 29 June 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Canali relaunches at 80 years". MFfashion. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b Zargani, Luisa (13 March 2014). "Canali Taps Andrea Pompilio as Creative Consultant". WWD. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  5. ^ Zargani, Luisa (10 January 2014). "Canali Launching Revamped Web Site With Short Film". WWD. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Canali S.p.A." HighBeam Company profiles. Archived from the original on 13 March 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Canali Financial Report". Fashion Bi. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  8. ^ a b Leitch, Luke (23 October 2013). "Road map to success, Italian style". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  9. ^ Heritage
  10. ^ "Canali to Use Mariano Rivera in Fall Ads". WWD. 16 August 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  11. ^ Leitch, Luke (21 June 2013). "Mencyclopaedia: Canali". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  12. ^ Store finder

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