Entrepreneur opens latest store in city where he launched his business

Cribbs Causeway

An entrepreneur who launched his clothing business from a student flat in Bristol is opening his first branch more than 30 years later.

British clothing brand Charles Tyrwhitt was created by Nick Wheeler while he was at university in Bristol.

And now the businessman is returning to the city with the opening of a branch at the Mall in Cribbs Causeway.

The 1,600 sq. ft store will be located on the upper floor near to John Lewis and is set to open in late March, stocking Tyrwhitt’s full collection of quality shirts, suits, casualwear, shoes and accessories.

The store will also include a range of new technological features set to roll out across the company’s portfolio, such as interactive QR codes and engaging digitalised visuals to display the brand’s creative content.

Charles Tyrwhitt has also made strides with its ongoing commitment to climate positive projects and has been carbon neutral since the start of 2022.

The store will also specialise in wedding and event wear.

Nick Wheeler said: “I started Charles Tyrwhitt in the autumn of 1986 from my room in Victoria Square in Clifton.

“I was studying Geography at Bristol University but found my little shirt venture rather more exciting than oxbow lakes and capital cities around the world. When I left Bristol the following year, I had no idea that it would take me 37 years to ‘come home’.

“So, I’m now super-excited to be opening our 46th store in Cribbs Mall. ‘Better late than never’, you might say. It also gives me the perfect excuse to come back and visit my favourite city.”

The arrival of Charles Tyrwhitt comes as Cribbs Mall continues the expansion of its fashion offering. This has included the arrival of popular brands such as Kurt Geiger, Carvela, Tommy Hilfiger, and Mango in recent months.

Scott Linard, Portfolio Director at M&G Real Estate, said: “Large regional retail centres in strategic, accessible locations such as Cribbs Mall continue to attract leading retail brands thanks to consistently strong footfall. Cribbs Mall is well known for its extensive fashion and clothing offer, and we are delighted to welcome such a recognisable brand in Charles Tyrwhitt.

“We are particularly excited for Cribbs Mall customers to see Charles Tyrwhitt’s innovative and sustainable new in-store features, as it comes at a time when retailers look to create fresh and immersive spaces which appeal to today’s consumers, who enjoy the hybrid approach of online and experiential in-store retail. Over the course of the year, we hope to announce further new lettings as we grow our diverse mix of tenants to ensure Cribbs Mall remains the South West’s premier shopping destination.”



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