Hackett London

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Hackett Limited
Type Private
Industry Retailing
Fate Acquired (2009)
Founded London, England (1979 (1979))
Founder(s)
Headquarters London, England, United Kingdom
Number of locations 77 retail stores
Area served 16 countries
Products
  • Men's clothing
  • Boy's clothing
Services
  • Barbering
  • Shoe shining
  • Tailoring
Parent Torreal S.C.R., S.A.
Website hackett.com

Hackett Limited designs and sells men's and boy's luxury clothing and accessories. Founded in 1979 in London, United Kingdom by Jeremy Hackett.

History[edit]

Hackett was founded in 1979 by Jeremy Hackett and Ashley Lloyd-Jennings from a stall on London's Portobello Road.[1] The first shop, on the "wrong end" of King's Road, in London Chelsea district, was selling only used clothes.[2]

The company gradually expanded over several years, increasing the number of branches and moving from acquiring and selling second-hand clothing to designing and selling its own items. International expansion began with the 1989 opening of a Spanish branch in Madrid.[citation needed]

Alfred Dunhill bought a majority stake in the company in 1992.[citation needed] This cash injection facilitated the opening of the flagship store in Sloane Street the same year. This branch remains the largest and most comprehensive of the UK shops.[citation needed]

In June 2005, Richemont sold Hackett Limited to the Spanish investment company Torreal S.C.R., S.A..[1] Since then, Hackett has continued to expand internationally and now[when?] operates from 77 stores in sixteen countries across the globe.

As well as expanding geographically, the company has increased its range of services. As well as manufacturing and selling clothing items, Hackett offers personal and bespoke tailoring, a range of spectacles, grooming products, and a barbers in their flagship store in Sloane Street, London.[citation needed]

Hackett appointed American creative director Michael Sondag, who joined Hackett from Tommy Hilfiger in 2005.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butler, Sarah (2005-06-03). "Spanish buy Hackett for 15m". The Times (London). Retrieved 2010-05-04. 
  2. ^ Menkes, Suzy (January 11, 2010). "Hackett: A ‘Heritage’ That’s Oh-So-British". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  3. ^ http://www.drapersonline.com/jeremy-hackett/5004500.article
  4. ^ http://www.brandrepublic.com/News/730740/Work-New-campaigns---UK