Cadogan & Company is situated in the middle of the prettiest street in Winchester, The Square, which runs parallel with the High Street and the Cathedral grounds.
Cadogan has been owned and run by Alex Edwards for over twenty years, and is still one of the most popular shops in Winchester, combining highly personal service with a huge range of quality clothing brands.
It is the sort of shop where you walk in and spend the first 15 minutes having a chat with Alex, or some old friend you have bumped into, but it is also an Aladdin’s Cave of goodies both for ladies and gentlemen, stocking clothes by Amanda Wakeley, Hartford, Max Mara, Nougat, Gant, Avoca, Anonymous, 120 per cent Linen, Barbour, Hoss, Marella, Petrovitch and Robinson, David Meister, Luis Civit, Vivi, Barbara Shwarzer, ELISA, Cavaletti, Carina, Ralph Lauren. Hunter, Dubarry, and many more as well as Bags, Shoes, Hats, and accessories.
They also have a fine array of men’s clothing from smart to casual, and as someone who is allergic to shopping, I am prepared to admit that Cadogan is the only place I shop at in Winchester, or anywhere else for that matter!
It really is a shop where you could take your wife, or son, or daughter, and find exactly what they want for any occasion, chosen from an extensive range of clothing from around the world combining well-known ‘designer’ names with more eclectic designers.
Alex Edwards knows everyone who is anyone in Winchester, and should really be subsidised by the Independent Schools Organisation since he employs most of their ex-pupils whilst they looking for their vocation in life, and his staff are numerous and courteous, so customers always receive individual attention.
Famous people who shop there include Colin Firth, Tara Palmer-Tompkinson, Dervla Kirwen, Alexandra Cheung, Hugh Bonnevile and his wife, Rupert Parry-Jones, James Martin, Isabella Anstruther Gough-Calthorpe, and Gabriella Wilde.
Whoever you are, you will receive a warm welcome, and individual attention, qualities which are sadly lacking in most shops these days.
Also, Alex Edwards supports various charities and Cadogan & Co. have regular ‘Fashion Shows’, promoting its various suppliers, and the proceeds go to one of his charities
So, the next time you are in Winchester, do go and introduce yourself to Alex, and tell him he was recommended by Robert Jarman and The Vintage Magazine, and hopefully he will still talk to you!
The Man Himself – Alex Edwards
The Address is: Cadogan & Company, 30, The Square, Winchester, Hants, SO239EX