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The business has expanded to 33 shops and is still run by the Clinkard family. Went into administration in but was purchased by JD Sports Fashion plc in early Designer clothing shop for children opened by Fei Yuan in Birmingham. The business opened its first UK shop in Sloane Square in the s, as well as a shop in a shop inside Harrods. However this was not successful due to the weakness of the pound and the business pulled out of the UK.
In the first standalone shop was opened in New Bond Street, London. Founded in , the chain was purchased by Oasis. In Mosiac went into administration. Bought out by another management team under Aurora Fashions. Founded by William David Coe in , the business flagship shop is in Ipswich, with the remaining shops located in East Anglia. Founded by William Edgar Cole in Owned Tissimans, year-old tailors in Bishop Stortford which claimed to be the oldest men's clothing establishment before its closure.
Founded by Charles Potter in Berkhamsted in Collection of Style was first shown at a Royal Academy catwalk show in , with the first shop opening in Regent Street, London in March of the same year. Founded in a garage next to the Cotswold Water Park selling basic camping equipment. In Next purchased 33 percent share of the business, but this was bought back by the founders in Founded in West Yorkshire, the business was purchased by the Regatta group in The business operates four outlet shops.
Founded in Edinburgh as a menswear designer boutique, which has expanded to include ladies' clothing. Simpson by Simeon Simpson was a manufacturer of bespoke tailoring based in London. In Alexander opened the first Simpsons shop—Simpsons of Piccadilly—to sell the company's clothing. In the business was sold to Sankyo Seiko Co. Ladies' clothing company based in Leamington Spa that specializes in Danish and Scandinavian design. Founded as a menswear shop in Bury St Edmunds in Menswear boutique based in Huntriss Row in Scarborough.
Independent men's boutique opened during the s in Chichester, on the corner of St. Founded in Hanover Street in , it moved to its current location in Savile Row in Independent menswear shop opened in Bury St Edmund in Men's bespoke tailors based in St. The business opened its first UK shop in Designer brand launched in by Diesel, with its first shop opening in Conduit Street, London in Founded as a fashion house in Paris, the business has five standalone shops and several concessions spread across London.
Founded by Donald Rooke in a former Hepworth's shop that he had started working in during Founded in as H. Newman, the shop changed its name to Dorothy Perkins in Purchased from the Farmer family in by Burtons. Founded as a shoe design by Dr. Karl Märtens in Munich, the design was licensed to British shoe manufacturer R.
Griggs Group Ltd who anglicised the name, changed the heel and added trademark yellow stitching. In the business opened its first shop in Covent Garden. In the business was purchased by Permira. Founded by Michael Drake as a scarf manufacturer. They went on to make ties, pocket squares and shirts.
They opened their flagship shop in Clifford Street in Founded by Dean and Dan Caten with funding from employers Diesel. The UK shop opened in March Founded by Mitchell Jacobs in Suffolk as a cufflink brand.
Opened first boutique in Notting Hill, London in In Mitchell Jacobs sold the business. Founded by Edward Ducker in Oxford, where they are still based. Appeared in the film Atonement and has many well-known customers. Started as a concession in Oxford Street in ,  The business operates 50 stand alone shops in the UK as well as concessions. In it purchased the brands of Shoe Studio from the administrator of Baugur. Founded by Ben Dunne in Cork, Ireland as a drapery.
Became a full line department store opening its first UK store in the s. Founded on the Fulham Road, London as a small independent boutique. This left 37 shops and various concessions across the UK. Danish footwear manufacturer and retailer started in Bredebro by Karl Toosbuy.
The company was founded in by William and Martha Shudall. The present name dates from and is a result of the inheriting of the business by Joseph Ede and then merging with wig-maker Ravenscroft. They have three shops in London, and also in Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh. Edge of the World. Incorporated in ,  the business has shops in Cumbria and Derbyshire. Created by the Langholm Dyeing and Finishing Company.
First shop opened Randolph Place, Edinburgh. Founded by Alvaro and Clemente Cebrian  in French designer clothing brand that opened its first UK shop in London in Known to provide suits for the Prince of Wales.
Italian designer brand started by Gimmo Etra. The business opened its first stand alone UK shop in August Welsh bespoke tailor and designer who started out on his own in , opening his first shop in London in Started as a high end fashion label within French Connection.
In sold by French Connection to Opengate Connection, but in the business went into administration. Small chain located in Norfolk. Founded by Tim Slade and Jules Leaver as a business selling T-shirts at ski resorts, the business opened its first retail shop in In the business was acquired by Bridgepoint Capital. Founded in Rome by Edoardo and Adele Fendi as a fur and leather shop.
Since the business has been part of LVMH. Founded in Newcastle by John James Fenwick. Founded in , the outdoor clothing and camping specialists had expanded to 11 shops when Sports Direct purchased 60 percent of the business in Keswick based retailer located in the famous Abrahams Photography shop and equipping early expeditions to Everest. Purchased by Tiso in Set up by Neil Prosser in Knutsford, Cheshire in as a menswear shop. In they expanded into womenswear.
Founded by Anne Fontaine, with her first boutique opening in Paris in Famous for white shirts. American chain opened in as Fashion First UK shop opened Founded in the s, the men's tailors operates from Petersfield in Hampshire. Founded by Stephen Marks as a ladies' mid-market brand, the business expanded into menswear in Gallyons Country Lifestyle Clothing.
Independent country clothing shops based in Norwich . Founded as a shirt manufacturer in America, the retail business was started by the former Swedish franchise owner Pyramid Sportswear.
The business is now owned by Swiss department store group Maus Frères. First UK shop opened in . Handmade men's footwear manufacturer who opened their first UK shop in Savile Row in Founded in Italy by Mario Polegato. The second largest shoe manufacturer in the world after Clarks. Started out as a fashion label, it was purchased by Kevin Stanford and investment company Arev and went on to have 32 shops across the UK.
It now operates three shops and several concessions in department stores. Founded as two separate companies — Gieves and Hawkes Founded as Camping and Caravanning Centre in Sheffield, the business was purchased by a management buyout in , and in the business opened its first Go Outdoors shop, eventually re-branding the business.
Founded by Jane Lewis as a designer knitwear brand, the business opened its first shop at Conduit Street, London. Independent outdoor clothing and camping equipment shop based in Chester. Founded as an outwear shop over 30 years ago in Shiremoor. Rebranded name for the Clysdale Rubber Company, the business purchased their Glasgow rival, Lumleys in before rebranding that as Greaves in the s. Founded by William Greenwood as a hatters shop. At its peak in the s the business had over shops, but after entering administration in it now has 80 shops.
The business opened its first retail shop in Liverpool Street, London in Shop is located in Jermyn Street, London. Founded in Florence, Italy by Guccio Gucci. The business operates eight stand-alone shops in the UK and several concessions in department stores. Guess re-entered the UK market in with a shop in Covent Garden. Originally traded as Hennes in UK. Operates 13 shops in UK plus concessions, which is a total of 77 shops across 16 countries.
Founded by Benjamin Harvey as a linen shop within a house on the corner of Sloane Street and Knightsbridge. In Dickson Concepts purchased the business from the Burton Group, and expanded the business to 14 shops across the world.
The company was founded by two outfitters, Ralph Hawes and Freddie Curtis, who opened the first shop in Piccadily Arcade at the corner with Jermyn Street, in London in Outdoor wear shop opened in Hawkshead Village. Bought by Burtons in Sold to Rubicon retail in , who sold the business off in to Retail Variations. Went into Administration in , before being purchased by Vertical Acquisitions. Started as a harness manufacturer by Thierry Hermès.
Operates stand alone shops and concessions within department stores. The business opened its first shop on Edgware Road, London in During the s the business changed its name to High and Mighty. In the business was purchased out of administration by J D Williams. American designer brand that opened its flagship shop in Brompton Road, London in August Founded as a shoe brand, the business has expanded to sell a full range of clothing. Independent sports retailer based in Cambridge owned by Jarrolds department store.
Department store chain founded in Torquay. Expanded to take in three former department stores across the UK. Small chain of shoe shops for children. Based in Alnwick, the shop was unsuccessfully asked to stop using the name by Tottenham Hotspur. Started as a concept by Stewart Houlgrave in his parents business Beaconsfield Footwear. The started selling by mail order catalogue direct to customers in , opening their first retail shop in Southport in the year Department store chain founded in Glasgow by Hugh Fraser.
In it was listed on the London Stock Exchange. In the business was purchased by the Al-Fayed family, but returned as a public company in In it was purchased by the Highland consortium, before being purchased by Sanpower. Founded as a print based brand of homewares, the founders Javvy Royle and Frieda Gormley moved into clothing. The British made goods brand opened its flagship shop in Shoreditch High Street in Founded as a small shop on Liverpool's London Road, in the business was offered the former Owen Owen shop for part ownership of the business.
In the business was floated, before being purchaed by JJB Sports in The business expanded to 57 shops however in the business was sold to Endless LLP , a turnaround specialist but they put the business into administration in June Six of the shops and the trading name were purchased from the administrators by Lewis's Home Retail.
However, in a new shop was opened in Regent Street, London. Huntsman, Savile Row Tailor. Founded by Henry Huntsman, from previous business H. Huntsman, a breeches maker. One of the founders of the Savile Row Bespoke Association. Founded in Australia, the designer brand opened its first UK shop in Founded as a currier business in Cratfield, Suffolk by the Ives family, by Walter Henry Ives had started making boots with his brother Charles selling them direct.
In the family closed the factory to concentrate on retail of footwear, with brothers John, Herbert and Jack running shops in Leiston, Halesworth, Diss, Bury St. John Ives died in with his children Fay and David running the shop which now has two locations in Woodbridge, Suffolk. Founded as Popular Merchandise, Inc, during the s the business expanded into the catalogue market with Popular Club Plan.
In the business became J. Crew and opened its first retail shop. Its first UK shop opened in Regents Street in Online brand of N Brown Group, which opened its first physical shops in Dual branded shops with Simply Be. The company's flagship shop opened on Regent Street in the s. Discount footwear shop founded by importer Florentine Shoes that is based in the South East. Started in Bury by John and David Makin. Became a plc in In Pentland Group bought out the Makins. Small footwear chain based in the south east.
Independent boutique that opened in based in St. Owns the Ginger boutique in Norwich. First large scale retail shop opened in Sloane Street in , designed by Norman Foster.
It has been owned by Onward Kashiyama since Small chain of childrenswear shops in Hampshire and Dorset. Named after the owner's children Josh, Tom and Hannah. In the business rebranded as Joules, and in launched its own clothing collection. In the brand opened its first shop, in Market Harborough and has since opened 92 branches and several concessions across the UK. Ladies' fashion shop, which was in the news in for an offensive response to a message on Twitter. Founded in California, initially as Travis Jeans.
Founded in February  in Westbury, Wiltshire and specializes in small, tall and the big sizes. Owned by Fung Group since Started by the Elisha brothers in Paris, the first UK shop opened in American designer brand started by Michael Kors in Founded by former French tennis player Rene Lacoste. Founded by the German fashion designer of the same name.
Lagerfeld has also been the head designer of Chanel and Fendi. His boutique on Regent Street, London, opened in November Founded as a dressmaker in France by Jeanne Lanvin. The menswear shop opened in London in Founded by Émile Camuset in France, the business opened its first stand alone shop in the UK in In the s the business expanded into department stores offering outdoor clothing and footwear. In the s the business started to expand by opening its second shop at Lime Street, London.
In was incorporated into John Lewis Partnership. Largest department store in volume of revenue. Founded by the Lillywhite family in Haymarket, London. Moved to their current location at 25 Regent Street, London in Opened shops in numerous city locations.
At one time owned by the Forte Group, it was purchased by Jerónimo Martins in The business struggled in the competitive UK sports market and in was sold to Sports Direct. Shops were changed to Sports Direct or closed between and , leaving the Regent Street shop as the sole location. Created by Phillip Lim, an American designer in The London shop opened in Ladies' shoe shop based in around the M25 in Essex.
The company, founded in London, began trading as a wholesale fashion brand in , going on to open concessions in department stores. In the management team purchased the business, before selling it on in to Next plc, the same year as their first shop opened in Brent Cross Shopping Centre. The Little Shoe Company.
Claim to be Nottinghamshire's only dedicated children's shoe shop. Operates its own shops and concessions in House of Fraser.
Long Tall Sally Clothing. The business is a clothing and shoe brand for tall women 5'8" and over. Started in the 19th century by the Loro Piana family as wool fabric merchants. Founded in Paris, the business operates 3 stand alone shops in London and concessions within Selfridges and Harvey Nicholls. Founded in Vancouver, Canada in by Chip Wilson. Founded as a knitwear firm in the Scottish town of Hawick, the business opened its first retail shop in London in Founded by McGeoch family as pawnbrokers in Paisley, Renfrewshire.
Converted to clothing in In adopted Mackay's name. Now one of the UK's largest clothing retailers. Founded as a men's clothing manufacturer in , the business was purchased by Inditex Group in , who expanded the range to women's clothing in Founded in London, it is now an international retailer with retail shops and an online site.
Founded by Achille Maramotti in Italy. Operates four stand alone shops and concessions in department stores. Launched in as a lower price range to Alexander McQueen, the business opened its first shop in Spitalfields in Founded as a fashion house by Alexander McQueen, the business was bought by Gucci in and opened retail shops across the globe.
Founded in  by Lorenzo Fluxa, a member of the family that created Camper shoes. The first UK shop was opened in London in Founded by Joseph Alexander in Cookstown as a drapery. In s bought Menary Brothers and changed the group name to this. Now operates as a department store. In the UK the business has 17 shops mainly in Northern Ireland.
Founded by Karen Millen and Kevin Stanford. First shop opened in Bought by Mosaic Fashions, owners of Oasis in Mosaic went into administration in Bought out by the management team under Aurora Fashions. Karen Millen was split off as an independent company in Founded as the young fashion section of Selfridges department store by Charles Clore.
Later opened in Lewis department stores and as separate shops. Founded by Moses Moss in Covent Garden. Has owned several brands including the UK retail arm of Hugo Boss. Harris nursery furniture chain. Became a public company in Started life as retail arm of Karrimor. Name changed to Mountain Warehouse after sale of Karrimor in Business changed hands in ; ; and finally in to its former founder Mark Neale. Ladies' boutique specializing in Italian design, based in Suffolk. Founded in Fort William by Ian A.
Founded by Elisabeth New and Samuel Lingwood in Eton,  who became the official outfitters to the college. In they opened a shop in Jermayn Street which was destroyed during the Blitz. They now operate from the Piccadilly Arcade, London. Started in Taunton by Tony Singh. Purchased by Brait SA in May Founded by Paul Goodyer as a market stall in Reading. In it was purchased by Bagur before going into administration in Edinburgh Woollen Mills bought the brand and 33 of its shops, but in the business again was put into administration and bought out in a pre-packaged deal by Edinburgh Woollen Mills.
All shops were closed and the business now operates concessions in department sores and online. The firm is located at 16 Savile Row. Floated in , in business was purchased by a management buyout.
A second buyout occurred in This buyout called Mosiac Fashions went into administration in Founded in by the Oldrid family, the business operates two Oldrid department stores and several Downtown shops. The Original Factory Shop. Discounter starting life by selling soap overmade by one of founder Peter Blacks factories.
Swimwear designer brand started in March Founded in America by Charles F. Orvis, the family-owned retail and mail-order business specialises in high-end fly fishing, hunting and sporting goods. Opened by Sears plc in Reading, the shop sold the brands of Sears plc in out of town locations.
Founded by George Pakeman in Old Swindon in Now operates in Cirencester, with a department within McEwans of Perth. Founded by Gianfranco Barizza and Aronne Miola and named after an ancient building in the historic centre of Vicenza. Family owned business started in York by Catherine Paver, initially as shoe parties. First shop opened in Scarborough. Started as Peacocks Penny Bazaar in Warrington. Went public in , before a management buyout in Went into administration in before being purchased by Edinburgh Woollen Mill.
In the business was purchased by Adam Holdsworth and Nick Falkingham in The business opened 50 shops in 50 days. Founded in the early s by Pietro Negra and Cristina Rubini, the business operates one stand alone shop and concessions within Harvey Nicholls and Harrods.
Moved to Cork Street in before returning to Savile Row in Founded by Mario Prada in Milan, Italy. The business operates three stand alone shops and concessions in several department stores. Opened by Arthur Ryan in Dublin as Penneys. Opened first UK shop in Belfast in Founded as New Wear S. Founded in Norwich under the name Quality Discounts. Some shops have in shop Brantano concessions. Formed with the merger of the Braintree and Chelmsford Co-operative societies.
Started as manufacturer of reclaimed canvas sailcloth jackets in Salcombe, Devon. Now operates a manufacturer and retailer of sea-inspired clothing and homewares. Opened in with three shops in Scotland. Went into administration in but bought back in a pre-packaged deal. Started in London in Purchased by Burtons in Sold as part of Rubicon deal in , who sold the business to Speciality Retail Group in the same year.
Beckman, the business operates a stand-alone shop in London selling their own brand of shoes. In Reebok opened its new retail concept Reebok Fithub. Founded by the Reiss family in , the business operates 56 shops and several concessions across the UK. Fashion clothing brand that opened its first shops in In 87 percent of the business was purchased by Belgium manufacturer Van de Velde. Founded by the Italian Max Mara company as a plus size designer brand, the business operates one stand alone UK shop and concessions within several department stores.
In it merged with its menswear operation Concept Man to form River Island, with all shops being re-branded by Founded by Paul Howcroft and his wife Sarah, the business was purchased by Clarks in In  it was sold to a management buyout, before changing hands again in Founded as a market stall in Camden Market, London. Founded in Ebbw Vale in , the business opened its 50th shop in , and th in Founded in , the southern based business specializes in country clothing and sponsors Pony Club Polo.
Founded by James Buckley Thorp as an upmarket brand aimed at University students. In they opened their flagship shop at 5 Burton Street, Bath. Founded in by the marriage of George Bromley to his employers daughter Elizabeth Russell, with the first shop carrying the name in Eastbourne.
Opened its first Bond Street shop in Publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange. Sainsburys started selling clothes in its jointly run Savacentres with BHS. In it launched its TU clothing range. Menswear shop located in Gants Hill , Ilford but previously had a chain of shops in Essex.
Men's tailors founded next door to the Savoy Hotel, which was purchased by Cecil Gee, before becoming part of Moss Brothers in In many of the Guild shops were converted to the new Code brand created by Moss Brothers, however by the Code name was dropped, and Savor Taylor Guild became the business' upmarket brand. Founded as a cloth merchant, the textile manufacturer produces and retails suits, jackets and shirts. Founded in Edinburgh by Sandy Alexander, it remained as an independent business until it was purchased by a plc.
In a management buyout occurred before being purchased by Genesco, a US footwear retailer in Dorothee Schumacher founded her own label in with her husband, Jörg Singhoff. The business now operates 45 shops worldwide. Dutch designer brand that opened its first UK shop in London in Founded in Cirencester in , the business claims to be the oldest independent retail business in the town. Founded out of the Cornish company General Clothing Shops in , as a seaside-inspired designer brand.
In Maurice Sedwell retired selling the business to his employee Andrew Ramroop. The business moved to 19 Savile Row in Started out as a value ladies' clothing retailer in the early s.
Moved to a fashion brand retailer in Nutter left business in , but Edward Sexton continues to run the business changing the name in Founded by Arthur Benjamin Sugarman in Brighton, the business opened its first shop in the city in The business was purchased by Oxford Industries in from 3i and Enterprise Equities and discontinued the ladies' and children's wear ranges in Originally called Bensonshoe, the business was first renamed to Discount Shoe Zone in before becoming Shoe Zone in Founded by Donna Reid in Ayr, the business has expanded to three shops across Scotland.
A new shop opened in at 46 Chiltern Street in Marylebone. Dual branded shops with Jacamo.
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