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Drome co-founder opens men’s store

Tim Keating, co-founder of Liverpool mini-chain Drome, has returned to the city’s retail scene with the opening of a menswear store called Weavers Door.

The 650 sq ft shop, situated in Harrington Street, Cavern Walks, is located near to shopping centre Liverpool One and stocks heritage menswear brands such as Baracuta and Barbour and denim brand Nudie Jeans.

Keating wants the brand mix to fill a niche gap in the market which he said is not being served in Liverpool. Price points range from £70 for jeans up to £500 for a Barbour to-ki-to jacket.

Keating’s comeback followed a two-year break from retailing, after he and wife Louise Kavanagh sold Drome for an undisclosed amount to footwear retailer Footasylum. The mini-chain comprised menswear, womenswear and vintage young fashion.

Kavanagh then set up Liverpool young fashion womenswear indie Boudoir Boutique in December. The store, also in the Cavern Walks arcade, stocks brands such as Forever Unique and Manoush.

Keating said: “Liverpool has its share of high street shops and replicated stores. I wanted to bring something new to the city.”

Keating said he chose to return to the market with the small store concept of Weavers Door in order to go back to “good, old-fashioned independent retailing”.

Readers' comments (1)

  • Martin Ailion

    Good Luck, Tim. You have always had a unique take and a definite concept in your stores. Hope this goes well for you.

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