It's the family run firm which has remained at the forefront of the ever evolving fashion industry for more than four decades.

Southampton's Sakks Menswear is considered the South Coast's premier menswear destination, offering cutting edge styling and all the best luxury brands. 

The team promise a personal shopping experience that is second to none in their store in Shamrock Quay, which stocks all the best contemporary names in fashion including  Jacob Cohen, Belstaff, Eton Shirts, Oliver Sweeney, Parajumpers, MA.Strum and Sand Copenhagen.

Daily Echo: Inside Sakks Menswear

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They recently held a Covid delayed 40th anniversary party, attended by customers past and present, including a few who have been there since the early days. 

Sakks Menswear was established by David Bright and Michael Simpkin in September 1982, one of the first destination stores in the country designed to cater for the discerning fashionable male who hated shopping centres. 

Local businessman David, whose wife owned women's boutique Foxy Lady next door approached Mick, who was already in the industry running a High Street shop in Southampton, about opening a  new shop with a difference. 

Daily Echo: Sakks Menswear at Shamrock Quay

Giorgio Armani is the only brand that remains of the originals, like Hugo Boss and Versace, which soon made the hidden gem a roaring success. 

Mick is still involved to this day in the business, which is run day to day by his son Stewart, alongside fellow director Matthew Morgan.

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Stewart Simpkin told the Daily Echo: "Things have obviously changed massively in that time, but we still offer the great personal hands on experience we always have. 

"There's free parking directly outside the store, we'll get you a coffee or pour you a beer or a glass of wine and you can browse all the labels only available here within the Southampton area.

"Of course you can buy them online, but that is not the same experience at all and we pride ourselves on the personal touch."

Sakks offers made to measure custom-tailored suits on site and a free tailoring and adjustment service adds to the appeal, guaranteeing a perfect fit every time.

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Customers over the years have included former football manager Harry Redknapp, comic and impressionist Mike Osman, TV presenters and numerous Saints players.