Hackett London

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Hackett Limited
Private
Industry Retailing
Fate Acquired (2009)
Founded London, England (1979 (1979))
Founder
Headquarters London, England, United Kingdom
Number of locations
77 retail stores
Area served
16 countries
Products
  • Men's clothing
  • Boy's clothing
Services
  • Barbering
  • Shoe shining
  • Tailoring
Owner M1 Group
Parent Torreal S.C.R., S.A.
Website hackett.com

Hackett Limited is a multi-channel British menswear retailer, specialising in formal men’s shirts as well as other clothing. It was founded in 1979 in London by Jeremy Hackett.

History[edit]

Hackett was founded in 1979 by Jeremy Hackett and Ashley Lloyd-Jennings from a stall on London's Portobello Road,[1] the first shop, on the "wrong end" of King's Road, in London Chelsea district, was selling only used clothes.[2]

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.[3]

In 1994, Hackett opened a shop at the Rive Gauche in Paris before adding children’s clothes to its collection a year later.[3]

In June 2005, Richemont sold Hackett Limited to the Spanish investment company Torreal S.C.R., S.A..[1]

Hackett appointed American creative director Michael Sondag, who joined Hackett from Tommy Hilfiger in 2005.[4][5]

Hackett London is the official clothing supplier to the Williams Martini Racing team from the 2015 season onwards.[6]

In February 2015, Hackett London (part of the Pepe Jeans Group) has been bought by Lebanese M1 Group and by LVMH subsidiary : L Capital Asia. The company were previously owned by Torreal Funds (31 percent), Artá Capital (16.4 percent), L Capital Europe (11.5 percent) and its managers. [7]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butler, Sarah (3 June 2005). "Spanish buy Hackett for 15m". The Times. London. Retrieved 4 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Menkes, Suzy (11 January 2010). "Hackett: A ‘Heritage’ That’s Oh-So-British". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Jeremy Hackett Interview — Gentleman's Gazette". www.gentlemansgazette.com. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  4. ^ http://www.drapersonline.com/jeremy-hackett/5004500.article
  5. ^ http://www.brandrepublic.com/News/730740/Work-New-campaigns---UK
  6. ^ Inveterate (13 March 2015). "Hackett London x Williams Martini Racing: Unique Replica Kit Collaboration Launch". Inveterate. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Pepe Jeans Group bought by LVMH subsidiary and Lebanese group". FashionUnited. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.