Originally Posted by appolyon
the only retail outlet they now have is in Brisbane I believe...and I can't say I've ever noticed the brand in any other retail stores
Not any more.
I believe that Joe Richards, the owner of the eponymous Brisbane clothier, also had the Borrelli license for Australia and so he indirectly ran the Melbourne store (although I could be wrong about that). Therefore, Joe did stock Borrelli in his "Joe Richards' Menswear" store in Brisbane. However, he closed both the Melbourne Borrelli store and then his Brisbane store some time back.
Some have said that he is leaving the clothing industry and that he is, instead, going to concentrate on importing fine wines, spirits and cigars. Others have said that he is going to start up an Australian-owned suit company, which manufactures high-end suits here in Australia.
It's now been the better part of a year, though, and I haven't heard anything further in either direction.
As far as I know, Joe Richards was the only place to get Borrelli in Brisbane. We have a couple of other clothiers that stock Canali, Brioni, Cucinelli and other such brands, but no Borrelli.