CITY SLICKER: Hackett London plans to open its first shop in the City of London, at 55 Old Broad Street, next month. There will be 1,620 square feet of selling space, divided into five rooms that are joined by paneled Georgian archways. The overall design will be a blend of Hackett’s signature Georgian influences as well as modern elements such as granite and limestone flooring, and floor to ceiling glass panels that will divide some of the collections.
The store also features handmade, light wooden polished chairs from the British furniture designer James Harrison. They will sit alongside the store’s more traditional furniture. A selection of work by the late British artist Brian Blow — known for his graphic prints — will be on display alongside period prints and campaign photography.
The store will carry bespoke, made-to-measure and personal tailoring services. Shirts, ties and cufflinks can also be personalized, and the store will also offer a foil embossing service for leather goods. Each collection, including accessories, will be shown in its own room.