Charles Tyrwhitt to return to Bristol roots
Charles Tyrwhitt is to return to its home roots with the opening of its first store in Bristol at Cribbs Mall later this month.
Spanning 1,600 square feet, the shop will be situated on the upper floor of the centre, near to John Lewis, and will sell the brand’s full collection of quality shirts, suits, casualwear, shoes and accessories. It will also offer customers one-on-one styling appointments, a made-to-measure custom shirts service, and Charles Tyrwhitt’s shirt recycling scheme.
Nick Wheeler, founder of Charles Tyrwhitt, said: “I started Charles Tyrwhitt in the autumn of 1986 from my room in Victoria Square in Clifton. I was studying Geography at Bristol University but found my little shirt venture rather more exciting than oxbow lakes and capital cities around the world. When I left Bristol the following year, I had no idea that it would take me 37 years to ‘come home’.
“So, I’m now super-excited to be opening our 46th store in Cribbs Mall. ‘Better late than never’, you might say. It also gives me the perfect excuse to come back and visit my favourite city.”
The store will also include a range of new technological features that are set to roll out across the company’s portfolio, such as interactive QR codes and digitalised visuals to display the brand’s creative content.
The news comes as Cribbs Mall continues to expand its fashion offering. This has included the arrival of brands such as Kurt Geiger, Carvela, Tommy Hilfiger, and Mango in recent months.
Scott Linard, portfolio director at M&G Real Estate, said: “Large regional retail centres in strategic, accessible locations such as Cribbs Mall continue to attract leading retail brands thanks to consistently strong footfall. Cribbs Mall is well known for its extensive fashion and clothing offer, and we are delighted to welcome such a recognisable brand in Charles Tyrwhitt.”