Forty-five years ago men’s clothier John Novachis set out to change the way men saw themselves and fashion by creating a unique, individual experience. Over four decades later, with his son Anthony Novachis at the helm, J. Novachis is putting down roots in Excelsior.
The decision to move from 50th & France to the shores of Lake Minnetonka at 218 Water Street in Excelsior was a fairly straightforward one for Novachis, but was not made without deep consideration for his father’s legacy.
In even more Excelsior news, longtime 50th & France men’s clothier J. Novachis is making the move to Water Street after 45 years in Edina. The move comes one year after the death of founder John Novachis, who passed ownership to his son, Anthony. A press release says, “Anthony Novachis has been a Lake Minnetonka resident for sixteen years and has watched as Excelsior has continued to honor its historic past while also creating a future in the modern day a theme that resonates with Novachis.” Expect the new location to open this March. (Coming soon to 218 Water St., Excelsior)
Minneapolis, Minnesota January 11th, 2016: Forty-five years ago men’s clothier John Novachis set out to change the way men saw themselves and men’s fashion by creating a unique, individual experience. Over four decades latter with his son Anthony Novachis now at the helm, J. Novachis is putting down roots in Excelsior.
Twin Cities Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson is featured in an inspiring story in Lake Minnetonka Magazine about how and why he came to do what he does. Anthony Novachis had the pleasure of styling Edmondson from head to toe in clothing from J. Novachis for the cover and feature story.
It’s not everyday we have the opportunity to style a female. Recently Anthony Novachis had just that opportunity when he was asked to style the famous indie hip hop artist, writer and poet Dessa Darling of The Doomtree Collective for the cover of Minnesota Business magazine, in clothes from J. Novachis. In the featured interview Dessa shares about the business side of her highly artistic life.
Much of the retail love in Edina is lavished on local boutiques that cater to women. But Edina is also home to several successful menswear retailers. Among them, J. Novachis stands out from the crowd with its selection of fashion-forward designs and exemplary customer service. Slim shirts, trim stretch denim and jackets with stylishly unconventional linings from an exclusive lineup of designers are just a sampling of what can be discovered at this family owned shop. “Finding art in design and color–pushing the envelope of fashion makes it fun,” says Anthony Novachis, owner and son of the store’s founder, John Novachis.#bestdressed #mensfashion
Anthony Novachis has childhood memories of accompanying his father, John, to work at a men’s clothing store. “We’d go in before opening,” Anthony says. “I’d help vacuum, crush boxes and ticket clothing.” He never imagined he would one day walk in his father’s footsteps. But life unfolds in its own way, compelling some to pause and reconsider their purpose…
When you think about 50th And France in Edina, you probably think of a destination for high-end shops and award-winning restaurants—not a place where you would be greeted by a foul-mouthed, fun-loving Greek with a sense of style rivaled only by his sense of humor…