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The Academy Brand takes on kids

A men’s fashion and lifestyle brand will open its first shopping centre location later this year amid plans for a national rollout. The Academy Brand was started by Anthony Pitt in 2007 as a wholesale business before venturing into bricks and mortar. The American vintage inspired clothing chain has three stores in Sydney in Paddington, Bondi Beach, and Newtown. A fourth, and its first within a shopping centre, will open at a Westfield in Sydney’s south later this year. Founder and creative d