From a single shop in the City of London, Austin Reed has
transformed itself from a traditional business into a dynamic
and progressive group with over 70 outlets in the UK and
international licensees across the globe. After opening his
first shop on Fenchurch Street in 1900, our founder, Austin
Reed, began the business that would continue to carry his name
for over 100 years by opening branches in Regent Street, Oxford
Street, Birmingham and Manchester.
Austin Reed's international expansion began back in 1929 when
Cunard selected Austin Reed to open a shop on the transatlantic
liner, the Aquitania, reflecting the extent to which the company
had established itself as the UK's premier menswear retailer.
This was followed by concessions on two great ships, the Queen
Mary and Queen Elizabeth, in 1936 and 1946 respectively. Today
Austin Reed operates licence agreements in USA, Japan, South
Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malayasia and India and
has over 1,400 stockists around the world.
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