Drake's opened it doors of No.3 Clifford Street almost a year ago on May 20th 2011. The building is a landmark in the heart of Mayfair on a stone throw from Saville Row and Bond street. The store is a must for those who love Haberdashery, well stocked with ties, bow ties, socks, etc. Enjoy the comfort of the Harris Tweed covered armchairs, the fire place and cabinetry from the Natural History Museum and simple wooden floors.
Drake's was founded in 1977 by Michael Drake, Jeremy Hull and Isabel Dickson, the original Drakes collection was comprised of mens quality scarves. A range of English handmade ties and printed silk handkerchiefs quickly followed, and today Drakes is the largest independent producer of handmade ties in England. On Friday there is someone from the factory in the store to show how a tie is finished with the slip-loop. The slip loop secures the slippers thread which allows the tie to move freely along it's entire length. Your purchase will be wrapped in a silk foil with a full explanation of a Drake's tie.