Tessa Pierce


July 22, 2017

Kestin Hare, hailed Scottish Fashion Retailer of the Year 2016, has opened a new flagship store for his menswear brand in Leith at Custom Lane.

The Cruiser Store has been carefully curated to echo the nautical surroundings and history of the building it’s housed in with a 1960’s speedboat changing room, paddles and yachting rope as prominent interior features.

The store’s unique location adds a valuable retail destination to a vibrant creative area within Edinburgh which contains a variety of studios and creative spaces and Michelin star restaurants. The introduction of the two floor retail space is the first of it’s kind within the area and a welcome addition to Edinburgh’s design community.

Kestin Hare
Photography by Zac & Zac

Speedboat Changing Room
Photography by Zac & Zac

Hare’s passion for supporting Scottish creatives will see his menswear apparel sitting alongside a select edit of Made in Scotland brands including sunglasses, stationary, homewares, confectionary and grooming,  to create something that gives customers a real reason to come to a bricks and mortar store.

We want to involve the community, to tell a story and inspire . . . to build an experience where someone feels like they want to come, relax, feel at home.

Onsite the Cruiser Store will feature a regular pop-up barber and a florist with a focus on selling seasonal Scottish plants and flowers. culminating in a truly unique local offering housing the very best selection of Scottish design.

The Cruiser Store Barber Chair
Photography by Zac & Zac

Nautical Inspired Hanging System
Photography by Zac & Zac

The Kestin Hare Cruiser Store is open 7 days a week at Custom Lane, from 10am-6pm.

Photography by: Zac and Zac