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what are the established, iconic British shops?

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dudsville Mon 30-May-16 16:09:50

Things like Aquascutum for trenches?

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Mon 30-May-16 16:10:25

They went bust, I think.

MsBlandingsBuildsHerDreamHouse Mon 30-May-16 16:37:56

Do you mean shops - like Selfridges and Liberty - or more brands, like Mulberry bags and Church's shoes?

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Mon 30-May-16 16:39:05

Oh sorry, I meant Aquascutum.

louloubelle2 Mon 30-May-16 16:58:14

Do you mean shops still owned and operated by British based companies (e.g. M &S, or Sainsbury. Selfridges is owned by a Canadian multi-national I think) or who you associate most with various types of iconic British clothing regardless of their current ownership e.g. underwear from M&S, shoes from Russell and Bromley (which is still UK owned I believe), Liberty for scarves, etc....?

dudsville Mon 30-May-16 21:00:11

This is already a good start to my list! I'm not savvy enough to think about who owns the company, I was only thinking of companies that produce iconic stuff, like as you say lou, liberty prints.

KindDogsTail Mon 30-May-16 21:01:26

John Lewis and Fenwicks

BikeRunSki Mon 30-May-16 21:16:01

Abraham Moon woollen mill in Bradford is getting on for 200 years old and make tweed and other woollen fabrics for a lot of clothing companies world wide.

Harris Tweed

WT Johnson of Huddersfield are also well known for woollen fabrics.

Johnson's and Moon are both in the area known as "Heavy Woollen".

BikeRunSki Mon 30-May-16 21:17:53

Co Op? (I realise it's more than 1 company)

BikeRunSki Mon 30-May-16 21:19:45

Start Rite? I'm not sure where their shoes are made.

FairNotFair Mon 30-May-16 21:23:14

Jaeger and Burberry

Back in the day, my father had Jaeger dressing gowns and Burberry macs.

BikeRunSki Mon 30-May-16 21:23:26

Barbour - made on Tyneside
Orange (bikes not phones) made in Halifax
McLaren buggies

BikeRunSki Mon 30-May-16 21:28:53

Mamas and Papas - owned by an Italian family (now largely the British born second generation), but based in Huddersfield

Royal Doulton

BikeRunSki Mon 30-May-16 21:31:40


Sorry for my previous burble about woollen cloth. I was thinking brands/manufacturers rather than shops.

PepeLePew Mon 30-May-16 21:32:35


imip Mon 30-May-16 21:32:36

Dualit toasters....

imip Mon 30-May-16 21:33:14

Sorry, not a store but a product...

BikeRunSki Mon 30-May-16 21:33:39

Betty's (the tea shops)

annandale Mon 30-May-16 21:33:50

Dunno where they are made though.

BikeRunSki Mon 30-May-16 21:34:46

Sprayway (again a brand)

BikeRunSki Mon 30-May-16 21:37:55

Rapha (luxury bike-geek clothing brand, make kit for Team Sky)
Stella McCartney
Paul Smith (or is he Irish?)
Crabtree and Evelyn

YaySirNaySir Mon 30-May-16 21:38:15

John Smedley
When I some spare ££££££££.... smile

YaySirNaySir Mon 30-May-16 21:39:00

Whoops forgot the *have

AllPowerfulLizardPerson Mon 30-May-16 21:40:48

Fortnum and Mason

Grant Theft Auto

BikeRunSki Mon 30-May-16 21:42:20


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