Since 1862 Allders has been at the heart of Croydon.
year Joshua Allder started his retail business in Croydon
which became one of the UK’s finest department
stores - now the third largest department store in the
UK, housing the 5th largest perfumery in the UK and
many premium brands.
In 2005 after
many successful years of operation Allders Department
Stores group then owned by Scarlet Retail ran into financial
difficulty which resulted in Allders stores around the
UK being sold or closed down.
In May 2005 the Allders' flagship Croydon store together
with the Allders name were saved when they were bought
by the Jaeger fashion group owner/entrepreneur Harold
Tillman. Under the direction of Chief Executive Andrew
MacKenzie, we are proud to keep our core values of quality,
service and value paramount.
To this day Croydon is the only store bearing the Allders
name and remains at the heart of the town and the people