Chisholm Hunter opens £8m Edinburgh Prince's Street store

At the foot of Frederick Street, the new opening will become the largest luxury jewellery retail space in the UK, bringing 20 jobs to the capital and a range of exclusive brands for Scotland.

Glasgow-based Chisholm Hunter has stores across Scotland and England, in locations such as London, Chester, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The opening of its flagship store will bring approximately 10,000 square foot of retail space to Princes Street over three floors and the stunning building will feature a unique champagne bar and designated Swiss timepiece room.

The store will be the only Scottish jeweller to stock the prestigious, global watch brands Breguet, Blancpain and Vacheron Constantin – each founded in the 1700s and inspired by history, art and chronological technology.

Harry Brown, Chisholm Hunter CEO, said: "The opening of our flagship store is a significant moment for the business. The Princes Street boutique will be the centrepiece of our portfolio.

"We put the customer at the heart of our business and we invest and grow our stores in response to demand.  Our customers are looking for a luxury, personalised shopping experience, with help from members of staff who are experts in their fields – and Princes Street will provide just that with its Bond Street feel.  We’re looking forward to continuing to grow and strengthen our business between now and the end of 2017."

CH Holdings, with almost 300 staff, was founded by Harry Brown in Glasgow. Originally trained as a gemmologist, Harry continues to run the company as CEO.

Chisholm Hunter achieved revenues of £33m at the end of the last financial year, almost 12% growth on the previous year.

The company continuously looks for expansion opportunities in both the existing estate and new locations.


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Published: 30 November 2016

Article by Ellen McGann
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