Austin Reed (retailer)
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Austin Reed also owns the and CC (rebranded from Country Casuals) brand.
Austin Reed was founded by tailor Austin Leonard Reed (1873-1954).
Austin Reed Timeline:
- 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 which is still around today
- 1938 - Opening of a concession on the RMS Queen Mary
- 1946 - Opening of a concession on the RMS Queen Elizabeth
- 1940s - Winston Churchill's famous siren suits were manufactured by Austin Reed
- 1980s - The launch of Austin Reed's womenswear
- 1998 - The Austin Reed Group acquires 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 enters administration. Five concessions located in Boundary Mills outlet villages will stay open following a buyout by The Edinburgh Woollen Mill.
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