Wilkes Bashford, American clothier, Died at 82


Wilkes Bashford died on January 16, 2016.

His Brand, Wilkes Bashford is an upscale clothing store for women and men.

He was acquired by Mitchells Stores of Westport, CT, in November 2009

In 1966, he opened the store by Bashford, its namesake, and has long catered to the elite, including former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.

The primary store was in the Union Square Shopping District in San Francisco, California.

After that, the company grew with an additional location in the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California.

They lanced their eCommerce site and have famously been able to provide the same level of personalization and impeccable customer service online that they already do in-store, in 2014.

His store was one of the first in the United States to carry Ermenegildo Zegna.

It was sold beside other exclusive brands such as: Brioni, Brunello Cucinelli, Loro Piana, Kiton, Missoni, Pucci, Oxxford Clothes, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, and more.

The store has a shoe department section featuring Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Bontoni, John Lobb and Gravati.

The store’s namesake Wilkes Bashford.

Wilkes Bashford passed away at 82 yrs old due to prostate cancer.