My name is Chris Terry. Welcome to my store, The Modern Draper.
The Modern Draper is a lifestyle store catering to style-conscious customers of all ages. We stock an extensive range of premium apparel, footwear and accessory brands sourced from around the world. The ethos of the business is to provide a first-class contemporary retail environment combined with friendly, old-fashioned customer service values.
Initially focussing on men’s and unisex products, we have chosen the name to allow us to diversify into other areas and we would love to introduce women’s collections and homeware in the future.
Contemporary Menswear & Lifestyle Store
We are a proud independent trader stocking the best menswear brands which a common factor ‘authenticity’. Some of the brands we stock such as Sunspel and John Smedley have been in business in the UK for an extremely long time. Smedley was founded in 1784 and continues to make the world’s finest knitwear which is still relevant to a modern customer.
We also offer contemporary menswear collections from Folk, Norse Projects, YMC and Oliver Spencer, footwear from Red Wing, G H Bass, Sebago, Novesta, Superga and Veja and a wide range of denim and workwear brands including Edwin, Blackhorse Ateliers, Nudie, Lee, Carhartt and Dickies.
We stock an extensive range of accessories, including eyewear from Moscot NYC, Monokel and Oliver Spencer, watches from Braun and Timex Archive, nautically styled jewellery from Miansai, luggage and small leather goods from Sandqvist and Il Bussetto, silk ties and scarves from Peckham Rye and belts by Anderson’s of Italy. We also stock books, greetings cards, grooming products and candles! So we are the perfect place when looking for a gift for the ‘man who has everything’.
Life before The Modern Draper
I was living in London with my lovely fiancée Lisa until February 2017 but our family roots are in the Hull area. Incidentally I started his career in menswear in Hull 30 years ago and I owned 3 shops there in the nineties. Beverley is a beautiful, thriving market town that already supports some fantastic independent retailers. When we saw the property at No 1 North Bar Within we ‘just knew’ it was a perfect location. It also has a great community feel which was really important to both of us.
We opened our doors for the first time on 8th April 2017 and we are now very much open for business!
The store is a beautiful space and our shop fitter Mark Clifford at Clifford Engineering has created a very masculine and industrial feel whilst being sympathetic to the wonderful Georgian shop front which we feel creates an entirely unique retail space.
We are not just retailers. We are part of the community and we want people to feel welcome in the store and excited by what we offer – and that very much extends to our wider e-community.
The Modern Draper team
The Modern Draper team includes Lisa who manages our e-commerce business and is our customer service guru, plus Daniel and Gavin who make sure that the shop is inviting, the stock looks beautiful and all our customers feel welcomed and valued.
I hope you enjoy The Modern Draper experience whether that's in store or on line. We'd love to have your feedback so please contact us (email, telephone, social media or even a good old-fashioned letter) and we will respond as soon as we can.