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Wilkes Bashford is an upmarket clothing store for women and men. In November 2009, Wilkes Bashford was acquired by Mitchells Stores of Westport, CT.
The store was opened in 1966 by Bashford, its namesake, and has long catered to the elite, including former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown. The original store is in the Union Square Shopping District in San Francisco, California. Later the company expanded with an additional location in the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California.
The store was one of the first in the United States to carry Ermenegildo Zegna. It is sold alongside other exclusive brands such as: Brioni, Brunello Cucinelli, Loro Piana, Kiton, Missoni, Pucci, Oxxford Clothes, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, and more. The store has a shoe department featuring Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Bontoni, John Lobb and Gravati.
The store's namesake Wilkes Bashford died of prostate cancer on January 16, 2016 at the age of 82.
- Carolyne Zinko (2016-01-16). "Luxury clothier Wilkes Bashford dies after battle with cancer - SFGate". M.sfgate.com. Retrieved 2016-01-30.
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