Start was founded in 2002 by husband and wife team Brix and Philip Start – a decision incited by their observation that there was no where to shop for designer fashion in London’s up and coming Shoreditch.
Originally a mens and womens wear store located at number fifty-nine Rivington Street, it’s popularity led to a quick expansion and women’s wear took up it’s own, larger premises across the street at number forty-two by 2004.
The final addition to the Start family was established in 2008 and is now the home to Philip Start’s own tailoring line, Mr Start
“People come to Start for the edit. Philip and Brix simply pick the best of the best.”
Melanie Rickey, Grazia
“Antique furniture, directional brands and must-have denim all make Start a much more interesting shopping experience than Bond Street.”