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Steinberg and Sons

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1947.

of 120-1 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1. Telephone: Clerkenwell 1511. Cables: "Stylanmode-Barb-London"

1904 [1] Company founded by Alexander Steinberg.

By the late 1920s, the business had become a family concern, and began marketing Alexon and Dellbury brands under the name Steinberg and Sons Ltd.

A period of rapid expansion saw factory openings and acquisitions.

1947 British Industries Fair Advert for "Dellbury" Nobility in Tailor Mades; "Alexon" 'Size Right' Coats and Suits. Manufacturers of Women's Coats, Suits and Ensembles in a complete range of sizes and fittings. Registered trade names "Dellbury" Models and "Alexon", for Home and Export. (Textiles Section - Earls court, Ground Floor, Stand No. 223)

1967 Establishment of the first of over 200 in-store concessions.

1986 Trading as Alexon from 1986 onwards, the group segmented into clearly defined brands.

1983 Steinberg Group planned to buyout the 25 percent minority holding in Claremont Garments[2]

1989 Claremont Garments, the manufacturing arm of the Alexon Group, had 2 parts: contract manufacturing and branded wear, through newly established Mead Manufacturing; it advertised for a managing director for Mead[3]

1991 Alexon demerged Claremont Garments because of increasing competition between Alexon and Marks and Spencer, Claremont's principal customers[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Barker Alexon
  2. The Times, July 21, 1983
  3. The Times, October 25, 1989
  4. The Times, June 22, 1991