When entering End’s latest store, located in Glasgow’s former Post Office building on Ingram street, your attention is likely to be immediately caught by its decor, a mix of luxurious Carrara marble and warm Canadian maple. The Newcastle menswear retailer has come a long way in just 10 years.
End was founded in 2005 by Christiaan Ashworth and John Parker, two friends from university who saw a gap in the market for niche brands in Newcastle.
With no prior retail experience but bundles of passion, the pair were able to draw in brands like Levi’s Vintage Clothing, YMC and Folk for their first store in High Bridge. In 2009, they opened the concept store End Hunting Co. next door, which took inspiration from outdoor pursuits, gentleman’s clubs and Americana. Six years later, End moved its flagship to the grandiose Grainger Street, one of Newcastle's premier addresses.
The new Glasgow store covers 3,500 sq ft and three floors. It stocks End’s typically eclectic mixture of brands, which include Visvim, Saint Laurent, Neighborhood, Gosha Rubchinskiy and Adidas Consortium, among many others.