Cordings in Harrogate

Wednesday, 2 December 2015
Cordings in Harrogate

Since 1839 Cordings have clothed explorers, rock stars and royalty in understated British clothing, all from our iconic store in Piccadilly. Part owned by Eric Clapton, the store has, in the last decade gone from strength to strength, proving that its core values of quality, value and service are as relevant today, with a global customer base who understand the importance of investing in well made traditional British clothing.

Cordings epitomises what is great about British fashion, with a blend of elegant, well cut styles, traditional cloths and painstaking attention to detail that creates an enduring elegance that is never out of style.

Cordings have strong connections with Yorkshire, many of our clothes are woven in local mills, and many items in the collections are made in the county, including our caps and waistcoats.

After 176 years we felt it was time to take the historic step of opening a second store.

Set in the elegant surroundings of the late Victorian Westminster Arcade, we have worked with master craftsmen over the last six months to carefully preserve and refurbished the interior, ensuring the wood panelling and plaster work has been restored to its original magnificence. The interior has been enhanced with the addition of our silk damask wall coverings, and tweed upholstered window seats and curtains. Original details have been brought from Piccadilly to complete the look including handsome pheasants and stags heads, framed prints and shooting trophies. It is worth on every floor stopping to admire the surroundings.

Yorkshire tweed jackets in the ladies department

As one gent who is a regular visitor to London put it ‘Cordings have managed to bring their unique ambience to this new venture, recreating the same feel as when you walk through the doors in Piccadilly’. The window display even boasts a dry stone wall built by a local Yorkshire dry stone waller, which creates a wonderful backdrop to the mannequins facing Parliament Street.

Dry stone wall in the window

The Harrogate store is even bigger than Piccadilly, so the complete collections are shown to their full effect, with a floor dedicated to Field clothing, the complete men’s collection and our ladieswear on the ground floor.

Mannequin in the ladies department

The response from the local community in Harrogate has been both enthusiastic and welcoming; we have been overwhelmed by the warmth shown to us by customers, other businesses and press.

The trouser wall in Harrogate
The shirt wall in Harrogate
Stag on wood panelled stair well

Cordings in Harrogate:
Cordings Westminster Arcade, Parliament Street, Harrogate, HG1 2RN