NEWS: Rupert & Buckley to open Saturday 2nd December!
British outfitters, Rupert and Buckley Clothing Co is delighted to announce the opening of their brand new store on Saturday 2 December.
Chief executive officer of Rupert and Buckley, Alex Newman said: “We’re thrilled to be opening in Durham, we’re looking forward to working with the team here at Prince Bishops and we can’t wait to get involved locally. We’re a rapidly expanding business with a hugely passionate team working hard to make the company an aspirational brand, one that wishes to remain in touch with its customers and be accessible to all.
“Durham is the second of five stores we’re opening this year alone, and with the announcement that we’re the official leisurewear partner for The Cancer Research UK Boat Race for the next three years, we’re proving to be one of the most exciting British clothing brands out there.”
The company was founded by James Buckley Thorp, who had the idea of creating high quality team socks for his university’s rowing team with a vintage 80-needle hand-weaving machine. Soon the word, and socks, spread from town to town and James in one week had produced 500 pairs for five universities. At this point the realisation of what had been created set in and the range expanded with the help of one of the country’s most well know clothing designers.
Mr Newman said: “This grassroots ethos of hard work and a good idea is what has grown the brand to this day. The Rupert and Buckley team are busy with lots of projects and with over 70,000 social media followers we’re running lots of competitions and hoping to continue to grow this audience with support from our new Durham family. We’re passionate about the local communities we work in and we can’t wait to work alongside the people, businesses and charities of Durham.
The brand offers both men’s and ladies fashion, aimed at 18-35 year olds. However, the brand has a broad appeal with items such as cable knit jumpers and Oxford shirts, chinos and loungepants and hoodies for both men and women alike not forgetting their signature socks which are always a hit. Rupert and Buckley pride themselves on being affordable and good quality and can’t wait to be up and running in Durham soon.