Footwear designer Beatrix Ong has stepped down as director from her eponymous business with her Pavilion Road store set to close.
According to the Mail on Sunday, Ong’s Chelsea store will be converted to a Boutique by Jaeger store after she decided to take a break from the running on the business. Beatrix Ong footwear and accessories will continue to be sold through Jaeger stores.
Jaeger owner Harold Tillman bought a 60% stake in the designer footwear label in 2008. He said the store on Pavilion Road was only set up as a temporary outlet for the label and that Ong, former Jimmy Choo creative director, is currently spending time abroad.
Tillman’s businesses have seen further change this year. Last week it was reported that Aquascutum, the British luxury heritage retailer, is up for sale. In January, Tillman sold 70% of Croydon department store Allders to its management team and a group of investors.