Brands include Armani Collezioni, Gant, Hugo Boss, Lyle & Scott, Ralph Lauren
In the relatively small city of Aberdeen, Signature has successfully carved a name for itself as the destination for the man about town who is wedded to branded merchandise. Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren and Gant are among the big-hitting names that keep shoppers coming back, and it is testament to Signature’s customer service and customer loyalty that when a Hugo Boss standalone opened on the same street, Signature’s sales of the brand actually increased. An impressive refit of the Signature store earlier this year proves that owner Patrick Ritchie isn’t afraid to invest
in his business even through difficult times. The judges singled out his brave approach to retailing as the secret to the store’s continued success.
9 King Street, Hereford
Brands include Armani Collezioni, Bäumler, Boss Black, Paul Smith
An indie that knows a thing or two about good retailing - and surviving the odd recession - Pritchards has been in business for 164 years.
2. Kiosk 78
7 Duncan Street, Leeds
Brands include APC, Folk, Nom de Guerre, Margaret Howell
With a great mix of denim and menswear brands, Kiosk 78 is a small space used in a very effective way. Brands such as Nudie Jeans, APC and Naked & Famous keep Leeds men coming back for more.
175-187 Linthorpe Rd, Middlesbrough
Brands include Barbour, D&G, Polo Ralph Lauren, Pretty Green
Owner Steve Cochrane’s recently reconfigured premium directional menswear area on the ground floor is driving some of the biggest sales volumes across the store.
4. Sarah Coggles
91-93 Low Petergate, York
Brands include G-Star, Lyle & Scott, Natural Selection, Nigel Cabourn
A great mix of commercial and niche brands ensure male shoppers keep returning to Sarah Coggles. Stock is merchandised by style and price point rather than by brand.
5. Seasons Clothing
20-22 Carver Street, Sheffield
Brands include Adidas Originals, Barbour, One True Saxon
A mix of contemporary classic and lifestyle brands makes Seasons a destination store. Retail theatre and an exciting environment are as important as product to this store’s success.
6. Six Whiting Street
6 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds
Brands include Armani Jeans, Diesel Black Gold, Hugo Boss
This is a shop with all the key elements for menswear success: retail theatre with a relaxed environment and super-friendly and expert customer service.