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Selfridges’ axe falls on Nigel Hall

Nigel Hall, owner of the eponymous menswear brand, has told Drapers he is “shocked” at Selfridges’ decision to close his concession in its London store, a move that places the future of the brand in jeopardy.

The concession was turning over £2.2m annually, more than other concessions in the same space, claims Hall. However, Selfridges met with him in September to give three months’ notice. The closure is a big blow to the contemporary brand, which has six stores and a transactional website but was heavily reliant on Selfridges.

“The only reason they gave was that we hadn’t grown sales, but we were turning over £2.2m, more than other concessions,” Hall said. He is looking for a new retail partner.

A spokeswoman for Selfridges said: “As we are constantly seeking to improve the breadth and diversity of our brands, naturally there are changes that are made to accommodate this.”

Readers' comments (6)

  • Selfridges probably need the space to get another horrible discount range in! Matalan don't have a presence on Oxford street, maybe that's the plan, or perhaps a new Bon Marche men's range.
    If you run a proper brand, it is your duty to pull out of Selfridges. Nigel Hall and other premium brands should support the independents around the country who need the help, and incidentally who will be more sympathetic to the product adjacencies.
    Just noticed also that predictive text on iPad changes "Selfridges" to "we drudges". How apt!

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  • I still wear my only pair of Nigel Hall jeans bought from Hyper Hyper in 1993!!! And they went round the world with me when I took out a year out 12 years ago.

    That said, Selfridges is still the number one department store so let's see what the new brand is.

    And what happened to Evisu BTW?

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  • Maybe you could show your support to Nigel Hall by buying buying more than one pair of jeans every 19 years. Mmm! Number one department store??? By default, maybe just! It's number one for Chavs with sticky fringes, league 2 footballers wives and people who drive Range Rover sports!

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  • Must be getting confused with something else - I was there yesterday the whole store has an unrivalled buzz about it.

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  • .....and did you buy another pair of NH jeans? Y'know, just to show support.

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  • So tell me owning a Range Rover Sport and enjoying the shopping experience in Selfridges makes it less of a good store!!!! It matches Lane Crawford, Isetan etc in some aspects its better. Your clearly a socialist or such a snob who who needs a reality check!!!!.

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