Chosen by Dean West, UK agent for menswear brand Pretty Green
A store that consistently gets it right is Philip Browne in Norwich.
Philip opened his menswear store back in 1986 with a genuine rock ‘n’ roll approach to creating a unique retail experience, and he’s maintained that style and attitude through to today, ensuring his store retains its place as a major player among directional men’s indies.
Its current offer is bang on. Philip has always invested in the new and has also championed designer brands like Galliano, Helmut Lang and Jean Paul Gaultier.
The store is a period building and has several rooms across two floors, liberally peppered with art and rock paraphernalia, including rare guitars and original art works.
Add to this the store’s own brand of customer service (it shared 47 litres of Baileys with customers last Christmas) and a new transactional website, which invites you to choose from a selection of rare singles to provide your own online shopping soundtrack, and you have something quite different.
Address 1 Guildhall Hill, Norwich
Telephone 01603 664886
Owner Philip Browne
Brands include Adidas Originals, Belstaff, Grenson, Levi’s Vintage, Moncler, Trickers