De Pinna

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De Pinna
Industry Retail
Fate Closure
Founded 1885
Defunct 1969
Headquarters New York, New York
Key people
Alfred De Pinna, founder
Products Fashion apparel, shoes, accessories, and cosmetics.
Parent Garfinckel, Brooks Brothers, Miller & Rhoads, Inc.

De Pinna was a men's and women's high end clothier founded in 1885, in New York City, by Alfred De Pinna (1831 - 1915),[1] a Sephardic Jew born in England. They also sold menswear-inspired clothing for women that was finely tailored. The flagship store was located at 642-50 Fifth Avenue and 52nd Street. Alfred De Pinna retired from the company in 1912, and turned operations over to his son, Leo S., who ran the store until his retirement in 1939.[2] In 1950, De Pinna was bought by the Washington, D.C.-based store, Julius Garfinckel & Co. Branch locations operated at Eastchester, New York and Sunrise Center at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 1969, the retail conglomerate Garfinckel, Brooks Brothers, Miller & Rhoads, Inc. closed the unprofitable De Pinna chain.[3]


  1. ^ Obituary of Alfred De Pinna, The New York Times, Apr 18, 1915, p. 14.
  2. ^ Trager, James (2004) The New York Chronology: The Ultimate Compendium of Events, People, and Anecdotes from the Dutch to the Present, HarperCollins, p. 330. ISBN 978-0-06-074062-7.
  3. ^ "Garfinckel Will Close 3-Store De Pinna Unit," The Washington Post, Times Herald, Apr 4, 1969, p. C6.

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