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Sweater Shop was a Leicestershire, England, based clothing company with many national outlets.



The Sweater Shop Ltd was established (01102677) on 20 March 1973.[1]

The company was sold on 28 April 1995 to a management buyout for £150m.


In May 1998 the company went into receivership.[2] At the time of closure it had 78 retail outlets.


It was headquartered in Syston in the Borough of Charnwood. It made its own products in factories in Leicester and Shepshed. It had a factory in Scotland in Cumnock, East Ayrshire which opened in 1992. On 24 November 1992 Diana, Princess of Wales officially opened the Scottish factory.