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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
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.