Abercrombie & Fitch Denied From Setting Up Shop on London's Famous Savile Row

Only three-piece suits accepted here.

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Abercrombie & Fitch was trying to open up shop on one of London’s famous streets, but got denied. Protestors complained and now London’s Westminster Council has laid down the hammer on the shop from opening up on Savile Row. The council cited the American brand’s plans for a children’s store “utterly unacceptable.” Of course this isn’t just any old mall or street A&F was moving into—the block is home to some of London’s famous suit makers. And the reasons on protecting the Row are to preserve its heritage. It looks like the shirtless models and $30 tees are going to have to find somewhere else to go.

[via nymag]


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