A GREAT British brand is bringing its upmarket tailoring to Chester’s fashionable Eastgate Street.
Leading shirt-maker, TM Lewin, will be opening its 1100sq ft store today. This will be the retailer’s first stand- alone store in Cheshire, following the launch of its concession at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet in 2006.
TM Lewin, well known in the business world for its quality shirts, is now becoming synonymous with tailoring and women’s business wear, and is expanding rapidly.
The company was founded in 1898 in London’s Jermyn Street, the home of the bespoke tailored shirt, and until 2000 operated from only five stores. The new Chester store will take the network to 78 branches and 10 concessions.
Geoff Quinn, managing director of TM Lewin, said: “Chester has a thriving business community and we’re confident that they will appreciate the quality of our products. Last year TM Lewin increased its share in the market and as the company expands in its tailoring and women’s wear ranges, we will be able to offer more to our customers in the region at affordable prices.
“Trade has been fantastic at our stores across the UK so we’re expecting the Chester store to be no different. Last year we had sales of over £78m, which produced a 23% increase in earnings to nearly £13m. With the opening of another 12 stores this year, it is an incredibly exciting time for the company.”