US: Brooks Brothers plans to grow UK distribution
Preston joins Brooks Brothers from luxury Italian men's clothing brand Ermenegildo Zegna
US clothing retailer Brooks Brothers has appointed Giles Preston to the newly-created position of wholesale manager for the UK, as part of plans to expand its business with specialty stores.
Preston will be responsible for developing the Brooks Brothers wholesale business in the UK and Ireland, and report to UK general manager Jane McCann.
He joins the company from luxury Italian men's clothing brand Ermenegildo Zegna, where he served in the US as West Coast sales manager.
The retailer told just-style that Preston will be tasked with expanding the Brooks Brothers wholesale distribution for product categories including apparel and accessories for men, women and children as well as the Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers collection designed by Thom Browne.
“We see tremendous opportunity to expand our relationships with specialty stores,” McCann said.
Brooks Brothers is currently distributed through its own retail network of over 300 stores worldwide. The company also has wholesale distribution through select department stores including Nordstrom, Barneys New York and Isetan as well as leading specialty stores.
BROOKS BROTHERS EXPANDS UK WHOLESALE OPERATIONS
(London - December, 2012) – Brooks Brothers, the iconic American brand, today announced the appointment of Giles Preston to the newly created position of Wholesale Manager, UK. In his role Mr. Preston will be responsible for developing the Brooks Brothers wholesale distribution for products categories including apparel and accessories for men and women children as well as the Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers collection designed by Thom Browne.
“As America’s oldest apparel brand and a true style authority Brooks Brothers has a unique position in the market,” said Jane McCann, UK General Manager. “We see tremendous opportunity to expand our relationships with specialty stores.”
“Giles brings a wealth of experience and an understanding on both the US and UK markets and I welcome him to the team.” She added.
Preston recently returned to the UK having worked in the USA luxury apparel market with Ermenegildo Zegna where he served as West Coast Sales Manager.
He will be based at the company’s London office.
Brooks Brothers is currently distributed through its own retail network comprised of over 300 stores worldwide. The company also has wholesale distribution through select department stores including Nordstrom, Barneys New York and Isetan as well as leading specialty stores.
About Brooks Brothers:
As America's oldest retailer, Brooks Brothers has long been a fashion innovator. Established in New York City in 1818, Brooks Brothers was the first to offer ready-to-wear clothing and has continued throughout history with iconic product introductions including: seersucker, madras, the non-iron shirt and the original button-down collar. Nearly two centuries later, Brooks Brothers is proud to uphold the same traditions and values and to be the destination for ladies and gentlemen from every generation. Since its founding 194 years ago in New York, Brooks Brothers has become a legendary international retailer while maintaining a steadfast commitment to exceptional service, quality, style and value. www.brooksbrothers.com
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