Master Debonair reopens London store

Master Debonair

Master Debonair, the independent menswear retailer, has re-opened its store in London’s Spitalfields having closed it in the autumn after it came to the end of its short-term lease.

The business, which also has stores in Chesterfield, which opened towards the end of last year, and East Boldon, Tyne & Wear, has plans to expand its retail empire with a mix of smaller and larger stores.

Co-founder Simon Whitaker said: “I took the decision two weeks ago to contact the landlord to see if our London shop was still available. Luckily it was. We took some time to re-visit our five-year strategy after we opened our Chesterfield shop in November.

“London is around the same size as Chesterfield. We plan to open a total of 20 stores of this ilk that will hold our core suit collection, shirts, shoes, accessories and some chinos/jeans/light knitwear that complements tailoring.

“Our other store types will be like East Boldon, so around 3,000 sq ft, with our full collection offered in these flagship stores. The plan is to have five of these within the next five years,” he said.

Master Debonair specialises in suiting but also offers more casual clothing and accessories, which are also available on its website.

Additional reporting: Tom Bottomley