Abercrombie & Fitch Denied Further Access to Savile Row

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Though a public hearing is scheduled to take place over whether Abercrombie & Fitch should be allowed to open a children's clothing store on Savile Row, the chances are incredibly slim that they'll get permission.

WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL last night refused planning consent for Abercrombie & Fitch's proposed childrenswear store on Savile Row. The planning and city development committee voted against the brand's proposition to move into a Grade II Listed property on London's iconic street.

"The applicants don't seem to understand the importance of a Grade II Listed building, and their proposal is utterly unacceptable," said councilor Alastair Moss, chairman of the planning and development committee. "They need to play by the rules - as I can't overstate the significance of protecting this area and preserving the heritage of the Row." Read More

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