With the opening of its Georgetown location in May and the recent acquisition of Creery Custom Shirtmakers, Ledbury has been experiencing expansion and now there’s one more change in the works. Ledbury will be moving its headquarters and retail flagship of custom and luxury menswear to 315 W. Broad St. in the Arts District near Quirk Hotel. Currently located in Shockoe Bottom at 117 S. 14th St., that store is set to close at the end of August, with the new location opening right after on September 1.
“We started looking around at where would be the best possible spot in Richmond,” says Paul Trible, Ledbury co-founder and CEO. “In the last 24 months, companies, businesses and restaurants have moved in creating this resurgence of the area … and we wanted to add to that renaissance that’s occurring.”
The new location owned by the Ukrops, consists of three floors and 11,700 square feet of space, an exponential increase from Ledbury’s current 650 square feet in the 14th St. building. The lead designer and architect of the space is SMBW, who also headed the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts expansion and Main Street Station renovation.
The Bespoke Production Workshop (currently located at the 5710 Patterson Ave. location) will be moved from the Near West End store into the Broad Street space. This will free up more room in the West End store for custom fittings, and provide a more relaxing atmosphere for customers.
In addition to the Bespoke Production Workshop, the Ledbury store and offices are also being added at the new location. It will have a made-to-measure lounge, outdoor courtyard and 12-space parking lot. The building’s first floor will be a 2,000-square-foot retail space featuring Ledbury’s full ready-to-wear collection of shirts, blazers, pants, accessories and more. The lounge and Bespoke Production Workshop are being positioned near the rear where patrons can actually see the maker process of the clothing. The second and third floors will house offices with areas included for production, design, marketing, customer service and operations.
Trible also says they’re looking to make this new location a destination with the addition of outdoor events and live music on select days. And stay tuned for more from the company: While Trible says they are focusing their attention on their recently opened and new locations for now, he says the company continues to look towards more expansion.