Few families can boast a successful business that spans four generations. Not to mention that few boutiques can claim they have operated out of the same location for almost a century.In 1927, Wolf (Willi) Waxman opened for business at 4605 Avenue du Parc shortly after arriving from Lodz, Poland.
Waxman Trousseau Salon specialized in wedding dresses and evening gowns. Word spread quickly about his great talent for tailoring, and it wasn’t long before the bourgeoisie of Montreal was lining up to admire his creations. Even the nieces of Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis were to become loyal customers.
It was Waxman’s 14-year-old son Hershie who initiated the rental, ready-to-wear, and made-to-measure of tuxedos. The untimely passing of Wolf (Willi) Waxman in 1960 marked a definite turning point for the clothier: from then on Waxman would specialize exclusively in men's formalwear. Though the founder’s grandson William P. Waxman has brought a youthful perspective to the business, he always stays in touch with the traditions laid down by his predecessors.
When Hershie passed away in March of 2004, his son William otherwise known as Billy assumed the responsibility of carrying on the family legacy.Today Billy has been with the company for nearly 50 years as it approaches its 100th anniversary. He is now leading the way for the fourth generation of Waxman's to achieve new heights in the world of fashion and take the business to an international level.
While still maintaining our high standards for quality and personalized service,the Waxman philosophy and tradition is to carry on the family legacy, to grow the Waxman brand, and attain world wide recognition.