Did you spot the smartly suited and booted protestors outside Savile Row yesterday? They were demonstrating against Abercrombie & Fitch’s (A&F) proposed plans to open a children’s store at number 3 Savile Row.
The peaceful protestors claim that the 200-year-old Savile Row is one of the few streets anywhere in the country to remain exclusively devoted to a single trade, and that A&F’s store would jeopardise the area’s reputation.
The “Save Savile Row From Abercrombie & Fitch” petition objects to “Abercrombie & Fitch’s habit of pumping foul-smelling cheap cologne out of its doors to entice gullible tourists in” as this would “affect not only the look of Savile Row but [also] the smell.”
The demonstrators marched around the corner to Abercrombie’s flagship store on Burlington Gardens with banners reading “Give three-piece a chance” and “Fitch off Abercrombie (please)”.
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