AQUASCUTUM PLANS OVERSEAS PUSH WITH STANDALONE STORES

BRITISH heritage fashion brand Aquascutum is planning to tap the overseas luxury market that has treated rivals Burberry and Mulberry so well in recent years by launching its first stand-alone shops outside of the UK within the next 12 months. The brand, best known for the classic trench coats worn by British soldiers during both of the World Wars, was brought back under UK ownership from its Japanese owners in 2009 by Jaeger boss Harold Tillman.