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Hardy Amies Goes into Receivership

Posted 165 days ago | 10.01.19

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Hardy Amies Goes into Receivership

Hardy Amies, famed men’s tailor, has gone into administration. This is the second time in its 73-year history. It was rescued from collapse in 2008.

Its founder, the late Sir Hardy Amies,  was formerly the Queen’s dressmaker. It has just one shop on Savile Row in London.

The administrators, Menzies, reported that it had been trading at a loss for a while. They are looking for buyers for the UK operation of the brand and its intellectual property rights.

Sir Hardy, who died in 2003, founded the firm initially in 1946, as a men's shop at 14 Savile Row  central London, which is still the group's base. He was a wartime intelligence officer and he began dressing Princess Elizabeth in 1952 and granted a royal warrant three years later. He was knighted in 1989.

In the 60s and 70s he designed outfits for the 1966 Word Cup football team and the 1972 Olympic squad.I

Freddy Khalastchi, business recovery partner at Menzies, said: "Despite trading at a loss in the UK for some time, the Hardy Amies brand has a unique heritage, which is much-revered in the world of haute couture, and it very much deserves to live on.?We are looking forward to talking with potential buyers in the coming days and weeks to find a way to make this happen."

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