A Wear was an Irish company operating women’s clothing stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company was started in the 1970s, but they ceased all their operations in January 2014. During their operational period, the headquarters of the company was situated in Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland. In addition to their stores, the company also sold their products internationally with the help of their official site. Some designers who worked for the company include Quin and Donnelly, Peter O’Brien, Marc O’Neill, and John Rocha. The company’s stores also sold men’s clothing before 2000. There was a great range of women’s products sold by the company in their stores as well as online that include dresses, hats, purses, etc.
A Wear Ownership
The company was started as Gaywearin 1966 with a single store in Limerick. However, it expanded across the country after investment by Galen Weston. The company was rebranded as A Wear in 1985. Brown Thomas Group was the owner of the stores till 2007 when it was purchased by the Alchemy Partners.
A Wear Store Locations
The company operated stores in the different parts of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. A Wear has stores in the cities of Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Offaly, Kerry, Limerick, Liffey Valley, Sligo, Castlebar, Grafton Street, Tipperary, Swords, Dundrum, Bristol, Glasgow, Antrim, Staffordshire, Swansea, Kerry, and many more.