Austin Reed is a men’s fashion and women’s fashion retailer based in
the United Kingdom.
Founded by Austin Leonard Reed in 1900, they
were the first menswear retailer to craft ready-to-wear clothes
with the same level of expertise as made-to-measure. The first Austin
Reed branded store was established on Fenchurch Street, with a larger
flagship store opening in 1911 at 113 Regent Street.
From a single shop to a multi-brand business, the
Austin Reed Group began in 1920 with premium tailoring brand
Austin Reed and international franchising. Since 2009, Viyella has been
part of the Austin Reed Group, alongside Austin Reed and stylish
womenswear label CC, who joined the group in 1998.
Established in 1784,
Viyella is a true British heritage brand. From creating the
world's first branded fabric to designing sophisticated and timeless
clothing for women and men; Viyella's enduring dedication to quality is
always evident, making every piece a true investment.
Founded in 1970,
Casuals) has been making women feel confident and look stylish
for over 40 years. With modern and flattering designs, an eye on the
trends, and expert style advice, CC continues to uphold its ethos of
making women look and feeling amazing at all times.
Austin Reed Historical Timeline:
1900 - First London shop was opened in Fenchurch
1911 - Opening of flagship store in Regent Street
1929 - The first international outlet on the
transatlantic liner RMS Aquitania
1930 - The opening of the Regent St Barbers Shop
which is still around today
1938 - Opening of a concession on the RMS Queen
1946 - Opening of a concession on the RMS Queen
1980s - The launch of Austin Reed's womenswear.
1998 - The Austin Reed Group acquires classic brand
CC (Formerly known as Country Casuals) Richard Thompson acquired Chester
Barrie from Austin Reed
2005 - Kosugi-Sangyo was the Austin Reed
ready-to-wear license holder in Japan with retail value of €50 million.
2009 - The Austin Reed Group acquires heritage
2010 - The launch of the Q Club on the third floor
of the Regent Street store
2011 - Austin Reed move from the original 103-113
Regent Street Store to the opposite side (100 Regent Street)
This is only a few of their many accompishments.
about Austin Reed at http://www.austinreed.com/
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