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New shop and own label for Oi Polloi

Manchester premium menswear indie Oi Polloi is to relocate to a larger unit in January.

Oi Polloi’s new 1,600 sq ft store on Thomas Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter will be double the size of its current store in Tib Street. The existing store may remain open after the Thomas Street launch to clear stock.

Co-owner Steve Sanderson said: “We’ve outgrown the current store. We’d planned to move this season and took on a lot of new brands for autumn 09, including Gitman Brothers, Fracap and Universal Works.”

The retailer is also poised to set up a consultancy service to advise brands, launch its own menswear label and relaunch the Oi Polloi website with more editorial content.

Sanderson said that sales had doubled over the past two years, predominantly driven by online transactions. A name has not yet been finalised for Oi Polloi’s own-label collection, which will launch for autumn 10.

Sanderson and co-owner Nigel Lawson said they had decided to set up a consultancy after having previously advised brands including Sunspel on their collections on both an unofficial and a paid-for basis.

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