Crew Clothing

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Crew Clothing
Industry Clothier
Founded 1993
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people
Louise Barnes
Alistair Parker-Swift
Products Clothing

Crew Clothing is a private UK-based clothing retailer that specialises in casual wear, shoes and accessories for men and women,[1] selling through stores and by mail order.[2] The company describes its clothes as being British-inspired and influenced by British casual-wear, sporting and yachting traditions.[3]

The company was started in 1993 by Alistair Parker-Swift. In the early 1990s he spent the summer months running a windsurfing school in Salcombe in Devon. During the summer of 1993 he created some navy and white rugby shirts, sourcing the materials from a local supplier. Later he sold clothing at Cowes Week on the Isle of Wight, a regatta event, and then opened a store. The first London store opened on the New King’s Road in 1995. As of 2014, the company's chief executive was Louise Barnes and major shareholders included founder Alistair Parker-Swift and private equity group Livingbridge.[4][5][6]



  1. ^ O'Sullivan, Maggie. "Crew Clothing: good buy guide". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Armstrong, Ashley. "Crew Clothing eyes expansion after growing its sales 12pc: The casual clothing firm said investment in the business pulled it to a yearly pre-tax loss". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Our Story". Crew Clothing. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  4. ^ Neilan, Catherine. "Former Joules boss Louise Barnes takes top job at Crew Clothing Co". Drapers. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Thompson, James. "Profits jump as Crew shrugs off slump". The Independent. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "'Click and collect' helps Crew Clothing Co to fashio". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 

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