REACHING 150 years of trading is a milestone for any business, and the origins of Warwick's stretch back to 1868 when Samuel Warwick opened a tailors shop in High Street, Wellingborough .
Today, this family business is under the direction of its fifth generation in the shape of directors David and Neil Warwick. The business has expanded to just under 10,000 square feet of quality menswear and hirewear, over two floors at its flagship store in Wellingborough.
The most recent refurbishment has been the moving of hirewear to the ground floor. This new area has 50 per cent more dedicated space than before. Warwick's has enlarged its selection for weddings, from contemporary suits in blues and greys to the classic tails and tuxedos, along with a wide selection of waistcoats, which are all in stock.
Coupled with more spacious fitting rooms and relaxed seating areas, the hirewear department has recently introduced tweed waistcoats for weddings and is currently geared up for the festive season with tuxedo hire.
Alongside hirewear on the ground floor is men's contemporary fashion, with desirable brands such as Fynch-Hatton, Crew Clothing , Henri Lloyd, Superdry and Ben Sherman. Other customer favourites include Meyer, Seidensticker, Olymp, Remus and Loakes. These are complemented by a wide selection of accessories.
The suit department on the first floor stocks over 500 suits, from age seven through to men's sizes up to 56-inch chest. The selection includes two or three-piece styles, in a vast selection of styles and fits ideal for weddings, graduations and business. For any adjustments, all alterations are carried out by Warwick's own skilled in-house team, to ensure that correct fit.
As well as Warwick's flagship store in High Street Wellingborough, they have added branches at Lower Street, Kettering, in 2002, and Wellingborough Road, Northampton in 2009.
Attending to key retailing Ps - place, product, price and people - is proving a worthwhile formula . This, coupled with a real yearning for good old-fashioned service for its customers, is what Warwick's excel at.
Warwick's stores are at 33-39 High Street, Wellingborough, telephone 01933 224981; 8 Lower Street, Kettering, telephone 01536 481862 and at 281-283 Wellingborough Road, Northampton, telephone 01604 627700 or visit the website www.warwicks.net