The subject of today’s post is one of those retailers that if you don’t know about, just lie and nod with that knowing look in your eye but from post hence, you can now sound more knowledgable about clothing and will look cooler if you drop it casually into the conversation. In a nutshell, Coggles is a premium fashion and design retailer home to over 200 men’s and women’s designer collections from established fashion houses, emerging designers and great, rare international labels.
The company was founded in 1974 from rather humble beginnings and comprises of 3 regular bricks and mortar stores all based in York, Yorkshire, then back in 1996 they had the foresight to launches Coggles.com a reflective website of their award winning independent stores.Only last year, the website was redesigned to provide a better customer experience as well as a more attractive platform for delivering fashion and lifestyle content. This content, housed in the dedicated LIFE section on the website, includes the UK’s largest street style gallery with images added each week of well dressed, dapper folk from London, New York and the major fashion week cities across the globe; a music section featuring exclusive mixes, interviews and features; a bike section that explores the best bike workshops from around the world, and Culture – a regularly updated edit of the very best from art, food, photography, tech and travel. This LIFE content sits alongside Book and Home, further transactional sections of the site.
With an emphasis on ‘design not designer’, something that can be seen right across the brand, from the unique and beautifully restored grade II listed buildings which house the stores to the simplistic, minimal design of the website, which provides an elegant environment to shop a premium edit of mens and women’s wear. The list of brands stocked at Coggles.com is literally an encyclopaedia of zeitgeist, should know brands from A Question of and APC to Wood Wood and YMC.
Mark Bage CEO & Creative Director of the company best sums it up,
“Coggles has always viewed fashion in its wider context and we feel it’s all the more relevant when sitting alongside music, art, books, bikes, travel, food and photography – the everyday things we choose to live with”.
THE CROSS SECTION OF COGGLES SPRING 2013