Former Trinity School pupil Stefano Passantino has literally started a new career ‘Chapter’ by including clothes by Leamington designers at his new men’s clothing shop.
The shop is in the town’s Park Street, labelled by many as ‘Warwickshire’s ‘Bond Street.’
Working with Leamington law firm Blythe Liggins, Chapter in Park Street is now open for business and features men’s clothing from Britain, Scandinavia, Italy and Scotland, and includes local brands Humdrum and Soul 7, created by fledgling Leamington designers.
Stefano, who has previously managed independent clothing shops, including Venue in Leamington for four years, said his goal was to retail good quality clothes at sensible prices.
He said: “We have a good mix of everyday clothing to suit everyone from 15 to 65. There’s something for everybody, both brand and non-branded clothes.
“The Leamington designers, and one in Birmingham, are used to selling online, but I liked their clothes so much, I offered them the opportunity to sell through the store.
“It is good for them and for me because it makes Chapter both different and affordable.”
Commercial lawyer Nick Watts from Blythe Liggins, who handled the property issues to enable Stefano to operate from the store, said: “Park Street has become one of the most fashionable shopping areas in Leamington with lots of top quality, independent retailers.
“Chapter is the latest addition to this now boutique street, and we wish Stefano every success in growing the business and supporting local designers.”