Store Twenty One evolved from a manufacturing business established in London in 1932, supplying clothing to West End stores. During the Second World War, the business began to supply Marks and Spencer and continued growth led to the acquisition of factories in Scotland and Southern England.
In the 1960′s, factory outlet shops were opened to sell merchandise that did not meet the stringent quality controls laid down by Marks and Spencer. The success of these stores, trading under the Quality Seconds fascia, led to the opening of a number of High Street outlets during the 1970′s when “perfect” merchandise was also added to the ranges.
The continued success of the retail operation led to the sale of the manufacturing business in 1984. The retailing of seconds ceased and the stores were re-branded as QS in 1987.The business continued to flourish and in March 1990 with 65 stores, the Company was floated on the London Stock Exchange. Expansion continued during the 90′s throughout Southern England and the Midlands.
In the financial year 2000/2001, QS made two acquisitions adding over 50 new stores to its portfolio and extending its geographical presence into South Wales and the North of England.
In November 2002 Hamsard 2353 Ltd, representing a group of private investors, purchased the entire share capital making the group a private company.
Our business currently trades from 205 stores; representing in excess of 400,000 square feet of sales area.
Our product ranges include great value for money and excellent quality fashion for women, men, girls, boys and babies. In addition, over 80 stores sell an inspirational range of exceptionally priced home wares.
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