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.”