Battaglia's 50th Anniversary Celebration Honors the Store's Commitment to Delivering Luxury Men's Fashion to Prestigious Clientele


Beverly Hills, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/04/2013 -- On November 14, 2013, Battaglia’s 50th Anniversary of Quality & Elegance Celebration was held at the store’s Rodeo Drive location to honor the brand’s commitment to delivering high-quality, Italian-made men’s fashion for half a century.

Over the last 50 years, Battaglia has earned a reputation as the most distinguished shop for well-dressed men. As the oldest store on Rodeo Drive, Battaglia has stood for quality and elegance for over half a century. Some of the most prestigious clientele over the years include such well-heeled gentlemen as Fred Astaire, Dean Martin and Sidney Poitier.

The event was held at 332 N. Rodeo Drive from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., starting with a red carpet from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Guests enjoyed champagne, specialty cocktails, which were sponsored by Demidoff vodka, canapés and the finest entertainment by live classical music performers. A proclamation was given to Wilson Yuk Ngai, Sachiko Nishiwaki, Romeo Verrigni, and Dow Thanombhand,employees of Battaglia, who have served at the store for over 35 years, and to honor the store’s 50th Anniversary! Alexander Stettinkski, a member of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, presented the proclamation, while giving a lovely speech about the store and the honoraries. Fauzia Abdu, owner of Battaglia, also gave a speech about the store’s longstanding history, which was followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony that unveiled the second floor of Battaglia and is dedicated solely to the store’s other brand, Zilli.

Some of Hollywood’s best dressed celebrities and the store’s most loyal customers came together on this evening to honor the world-class specialty store’s history and ongoing commitment to offering only the finest clothing and accessories handmade in Italy and France. These celebrities included: Fred Willard (Modern Family), Rory Cochrane (Argo), Laura Bryna (Singer/Songwriter), Sky Wilder (This is the End), Judi Shekoni (Twilight), Clemont von Franckenstein (All my Children), Lloyd Klein (Fashion Designer), Sergio Navarretta (Director), Branca Ferazzo (Petunia), Desi Valentine (Singer/Songwriter), Gianni Capaldi (Ambushed), Korrina Rico (Abstraction), Caitlin O’Connor (Maxim Model), Anuhea Ceballos (Model), Vincent De Paul (Poseidon), Emmy Buckner (Liz & Maddy), Cameron Moir (Actor), Aaron Lee (Actor), and Lucinda Jubbs (Socialite).

The store continues to attract esteemed customers by offering the ultimate in tailored clothing and luxury accessories made by the finest manufacturers in Italy under the Battaglia label. For more information visit