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Former rugby star opens new store in Gloucester

Gloucester rugby legend Phil Vickery is launching a flagship store in the city for his Raging Bull clothing brand.

Vickery is opening the two floor store in Westgate Street on Friday, August 26th, taking over from menswear retailer Hayden Taylor which closed its doors on Monday.

He learnt of the availability of the store just a few yards from Gloucester Cathedral through its current owner Lance Millet who also happens to be a consultant for Raging Bull and sources all the manufacturers and fabrics for the brand's ranges.

Phil Vickery (pictured) explained: "Lance mentioned to us at Raging Bull that the store could become available and we bit his hand off. It has been an ambition of mine for some time to open in my home city and the Hayden Taylor site is perfect for us.

"I am unbelievably proud of the city of Gloucester and very excited at all the developments going on at the moment so hope in a small way we can contribute to the future success of the centre."

Mr Millet said: "Having helped develop the Raging Bull label over the past 10 years I know what passion there is for quality and design at the company. I think my customers will really take to it.

"I am also really pleased that Raging Bull will be taking on the existing store staff so regular customers will continue to receive the same top level of service."

Vickery has been spending the last few years helping to build Raging Bull into a highly

successful clothing brand after its launch in 2007.

Hayden Taylor had been trading in Gloucester since March 2008. The site had been previously occupied by Youngs Menswear.

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