Hawes & Curtis open in VQ
London shirt maker, Hawes & Curtis, open their new store in Victoria Quarter’s County Arcade on Thursday 24th May.
Established in 1913 by Ralph Hawes and Freddie Curtis in London's Jermyn Street, Hawes and Curtis have a long history of fine quality, personal service and exceptional value. It's these qualities that have made them popular with clients for nearly 100 years, including King George V1, Earl Mountbatten and the Duke of Windsor.
The store has an established track record in VQ, having had five years of successful trading on the King Edward Street side of the centre. The move to County Arcade brings them fully within the scheme, as well as providing a larger trading area.
John Bade, VQ Centre Director commented, “From their initial opening in 2007, Hawes & Curtis rapidly established themselves with customers, and have developed loyal following in the city. When the opportunity arose to make the move to County Arcade they expressed keen interest from the start, and I’m sure their opening will add significantly to the overall appeal of County Arcade.”
“Wholly new brands opening here is always good for both VQ and Leeds as a whole,” he continued, “but in many ways it’s equally notable that established tenants choose to move within the centre. It would be naive to think that VQ is the only option within the city, and I think it speaks well of the broader perception of the centre and its trading benefits that brands such as Hawes are making long term commitments to the scheme.”
Hawes & Curtis open at 22 – 24, County Arcade, Victoria Quarter, Leeds on Thursday 24th May.