Hackett London

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Hackett Limited
Private
IndustryClothing
FoundedLondon, England (1983 (1983))
Founder
HeadquartersLondon, England
Products
Services
  • Barbering
  • Shoe shining
  • Tailoring
OwnerM1 Group and L Capital Asia
Websitewww.hackett.com

Hackett Limited is a British multi-channel retailer of clothing for men and boys, with a broad range of apparel and accessories. It was founded in 1983 in London, England. As of June 2019, the company had 160 stores globally, with its flagship store at 14 Savile Row in London.[1][2]

History[edit]

A Hackett shop in El Corte Inglés department store in Vitoria, Spain

Hackett was founded in 1983 by Jeremy Hackett and Ashley Lloyd-Jennings from a stall on London's Portobello Road.[3] The first shop, on the "wrong end" of King's Road, in London's Chelsea district, was selling only used clothes.[4]

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.[5] In 1994, Hackett opened a shop on the Rive Gauche in Paris before adding children’s clothes to its collection a year later.[5]

In June 2005, Richemont sold Hackett to the Spanish investment company Torreal S.C.R., S.A.[3] Hackett appointed American creative director Michael Sondag, who joined Hackett from Tommy Hilfiger in 2005.[6][7]

In February 2015, Hackett (part of the Pepe Jeans Group) was bought by Lebanese firm M1 Group and by LVMH subsidiary L Capital Asia. Hackett and Pepe Jeans were previously owned by Torreal Funds (31 percent), Artá Capital (16.4 percent), L Capital Europe (11.5 percent) and its managers.[8] Hackett became the official clothing supplier to the Williams Martini Racing team, from the 2015 season onwards.[9]

Savile Row[edit]

The company's flagship store at 14 Savile Row in London was previously a Hardy Amies shop from 1946 until March 2019; the space was taken over by Hackett in June 2019.[10][11] A news report provided this summary: the "new store ... will comprise traditional shop floor space, bespoke tailoring and room for limited edition collections".[1] Jeremy Hackett issued this statement:[12]

"I am so thrilled that Hackett will be opening on the world-famous Savile Row, where I once worked when I first came to London back in the early 1970s. I was immediately besotted by the idea of handmade clothing and when I first opened Hackett it was inspired by Savile Row – albeit ready to wear. I remember serving the great Hardy Amies, who was a true gentleman. Little did I think that all these years later I would be opening a shop in his old premises, alongside such esteemed tailors. It is the most renowned street for men’s tailoring and I feel honoured to be part of the wonderful tradition that is Savile Row."

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jeremy Hackett returns to Savile Row with menswear store planned". Evening Standard. 13 June 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Jeremy Hackett in Savile Row return as his label plans flagship at number 14". FashionNetwork.com. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b Butler, Sarah (3 June 2005). "Spanish buy Hackett for 15m". The Times. London. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  4. ^ Menkes, Suzy (11 January 2010). "Hackett: A 'Heritage' That's Oh-So-British". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Jeremy Hackett Interview — Gentleman's Gazette". www.gentlemansgazette.com. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  6. ^ Spear, Stephen. "Jeremy Hackett". Drapers. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  7. ^ "The Work: New campaigns - UK". Brand Republic. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Pepe Jeans Group bought by LVMH subsidiary and Lebanese group". FashionUnited. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  9. ^ Inveterate (13 March 2015). "Hackett London x Williams Martini Racing: Unique Replica Kit Collaboration Launch". Inveterate. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Hackett flagship to replace Hardy Amies on Savile Row - Retail Gazette". Retail Gazette. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Hardy Amies Savile Row store closes". Drapers. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Hackett London opens official home of bespoke tailoring at 14 Savile Row". Walpole. Retrieved 15 April 2020.

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