We believe that, when buying quality clothing, coming in store and trying the garments on is usually far more satisfying than purchasing products online. Therefore, our clothing is only available to purchase in-store. Pay us a visit to view and try on our brands and take a look at our gallery page to give you an idea of what we stock.
Hackett was founded in 1979 by Jeremy Hackett and Ashley Lloyd-Jennings from a stall on London’s Portobello Road. The first shop, on the “wrong end” of King’s Road, in London Chelsea district, was selling only used clothes. The company gradually expanded over several years, increasing the number of branches and moving from acquiring and selling second-hand clothing to designing and selling its own items. International expansion began with the 1989 opening of a Spanish branch in Madrid.
Alfred Dunhill bought a majority stake in the company in 1992. This cash injection facilitated the opening of the flagship store in Sloane Street the same year. This branch remains the largest and most comprehensive of the UK shops. In June 2005, Richemont sold Hackett Limited to the Spanish investment company Torreal S.C.R., S.A.. Since then, Hackett has continued to expand internationally and now operates from 77 stores in sixteen countries across the globe.
As well as expanding geographically, the company has increased its range of services. As well as manufacturing and selling clothing items, Hackett offers personal and bespoke tailoring, a range of spectacles, grooming products, and a barbers in their flagship store in Sloane Street, London. Hackett appointed American creative director Michael Sondag, who joined Hackett from Tommy Hilfiger in 2005.
Hackett London is the official clothing supplier to the Williams Martini Racing team from the 2015 season onwards. In February 2015, Hackett London (part of the Pepe Jeans Group) has been bought by Lebanese group M1 and by LVMH subsidiary : L Capital Asia. The company were previously owned by Torreal Funds (31 percent), Artá Capital (16.4 percent), L Capital Europe (11.5 percent) and its managers.