Taking on a 300 year old family firm could be a daunting prospect for many but in this case, the team taking on Stewart Christie are retaining the values that have been around for generations as they seek to take custodianship for the future. Great to see the values embedded over many years retaining their relevance too!
AS a young girl growing up in Edinburgh’s New Town, Victoria “Vixy” Rae would walk past Stewart Christie tailors every day, an ordeal she says terrified her such was the intimidating presence of the shop. Years later she owns the business, and in addition was recently made the first female member of The Incorporation of Tailors of Edinburgh, a body which dates back more than six centuries. Stewart Christie itself was founded in 1720, making it the oldest tailor in Scotland and the second oldest business in Edinburgh. After being run by four generation of gentlemen named Douglas Lowe, the youngest of which had no heir to pass the business on to, Ms Rae stepped in, along with business partners Daniel Fearn and David Bassett.