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Jay's of Regent Street

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M Report 26 Oct 2013 19:26

Can anyone aid me in finding out information of a shop on Regent Street in the early 1900's called Jay's of Regent Street.
All i know is they were tailors and had the Royal Warrant.
I have tried googling but not a great deal comes up.

Did they also do mourning clothes as that shows up a lot? or was that a different store?

Many Thansk

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 26 Oct 2013 19:40

http://londonstreetviews.wordpress.com/2013/09/12/jays-mourning-warehouse/

(above from google)

Chris :)

Penny

Penny Report 26 Oct 2013 20:38

They will have tailored mourning dress I'd have thought

I'd doubt there were two different shops called Jay's

Ozibird

Ozibird Report 26 Oct 2013 21:10

http://www.lookandlearn.com/blog/26256/jays-london-general-mourning-warehouse-regent-street-london/

As mourning conventions changed, so did the shop, and by the end of the nineteenth century it was also selling ordinary clothing in sombre colours appropriate to work as well as sad occasions.

Ozibird

Ozibird Report 26 Oct 2013 21:14

They had definitely branched out by the early 20th century.
http://www.gjenvick.com/Fashions/1907-Adv-JaysLtd-London.html#axzz2irR0TBR7

Court Gowns,
Presentation Dresses,
Wedding Trousseaux,
Bridesmaids’ Dresses,
Gowns, Millinery, Etc.
Dinner Dresses,
Reception Gowns,
Evening Gowns,
Tea Gowns.
Lingerie, Etc.

Jays' Ltd.
Smart Up To Date Fashions
For The Present Season

Originality of Design, Richest Materials, Supreme Good Taste

By Warrant of Appointment
To Her Most Gracious Majesty
Queen Alexandra.

Regent Street London, W.

M

M Report 26 Oct 2013 21:18

Thank you so much everyone especially Ozibird.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 26 Oct 2013 23:24

Headline: THEATRICAL GOSSIP.
Publication:The Era
Publication date:Saturday 06 March 1897

Article text:"the dresses by Jays, Ltd., are very handsome, and all the scenery will be carried. Mr George Lee will be the business manager."

From an article about Mr George Edwardes "Night Out" company performing in Portsmouth.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 26 Oct 2013 23:29

More recently:

Headline: SITUATIONS VACANT
Publication:West London Observer
Publication date:Friday 02 January 1953

Article text:"JAYS LTD. require Comptometer Operator and Junior Clerk, knowledge of typing. Lunch and tea provided. Apply: Staff Manager, Jays Ltd., 251 Regent Street, W1"

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 28 Oct 2013 11:39

Just for interest - Jays gets a passing mention here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Cass