Austin Reed (retailer)
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Austin Reed was founded by tailor Austin Leonard Reed (1873–1954).
- 1900 - First London shop was opened in Fenchurch Street
- 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
- 1938 - Opening of a concession on the RMS Queen Mary
- 1946 - Opening of a concession on the RMS Queen Elizabeth
- 1940s - Winston Churchill was a customer here.
- 1980s - The launch of Austin Reed's womenswear
- 1998 - The Austin Reed Group acquired classic brand CC (Formerly known as Country Casuals) Richard Thompson acquired Chester Barrie from Austin Reed
- In 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 brand Viyella
- 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)
- 2016 - Austin Reed entered administration. Five concessions located in Boundary Mills outlet villages will stay open following a buyout by Edinburgh Woollen Mill.
Austin Reed also owned the CC brand (rebranded from Country Casuals).
Austin Reed is mentioned by Captain Peacock on the British situational comedy, "Are You Being Served."
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