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Austin Reed to close

#1 by Sheldonboy , Tue May 31, 2016 8:30 pm

Austin Reed is to close all of it's 120 shops with the loss of 1000 jobs. Good quality shops in their day. Replaced now of course by Primark, Peacocks etc. A great place to get a suit with good service too.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36416617


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RE: Austin Reed to close

#2 by Slow Jo , Tue May 31, 2016 8:33 pm

Another good quality shop gone to the wall ,pity ,wonder if cheap import's has anything to do with it ,as austin reed was noted for its quality.


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RE: Austin Reed to close

#3 by Voltman , Tue May 31, 2016 9:45 pm

Peacocks is a very old firm.
They started in 1884 but just didn't have many stores around here, I used to see them all over the country in my travelling days. Perhaps they are more adaptable than Austin Reed, founded 1900.
Time will tell.


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RE: Austin Reed to close

#4 by astoness , Tue May 31, 2016 9:54 pm

old austin reed ad 1959


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RE: Austin Reed to close

#5 by Voltman , Tue May 31, 2016 9:57 pm

Self adjusting waist? In 1959?
There are companies doing that now as if they just invented it.


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