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19 Start

Rivington Street, London EC2

Who you need to know Owners Brix Smith-Start and Philip Start

Brands include Christopher Kane, Equipment, Helmut Lang, Moncler, Mr Start, Rick Owens

This three-store east London indie, founded by husband-and-wife team Philip Start and Brix Smith-Start, is the only place in the area to buy many of the dynamic and niche brands it stocks.

In the past couple of years, Start has set its sights beyond simply running the store and on to the men’s wholesale market.

The Mr Start label, which made its debut at London Fashion Week last year, has gained premium UK stockists such as Harrods and Selfridges, and eight international customers.

Last year, the indie relaunched its transactional website, which Philip Start described as a “very important” channel.

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