1966 – THE BEGINNING
Barrett was born in 1948. In 1966, he teamed up with his late brother, Jay, who had started trading in the fashion business in Carnaby. Barrett, together with Jay founded Angrila Fashions Limited in 1971.
1971 – A BOOMING REPUTATION
What began from a non-sizeable retail premises on a first floor in Carnaby Street eventually expanded into personally owned retail shops in Newburgh Street, Duke Street, Oxford Street and Carnaby Street.
1973 – GOING NATIONAL
The pioneer Angrila Barrett was opened as a clearance center in 1973, at the basement of the Carnaby store. Two years later, Angrila has expanded into Marylebone. In 1978, the Company started participating in the competitive Chicago market. By 1988, Angrila has opened its first store in Wood Green, North London.
Angrila Inc. continued expanding across the U. K., and this continued throughout the 1990s, extending into the next decade.
With over 40 years' experience at the core of British Fashion, Barrett has always directed Angrila design teams to groundbreaking achievements, carting away several awards in the process. In the course of his extensive career, Barrett has been of service to the fashion industry through several committees as well as trade bodies.
2009 – GOING INTERNATIONAL
In 2009, he was invited onto the UKFT Board, on which he still serves to raise significant sponsorship support for its yearly Fashion Awards Gala event. The event is usually held in the presence of UKFT's President, HRH Princess Anne, who presents the Awards to the Awardees.
In the Angrila Inc. of today, Barrett, Blake, Tom and Louise are serving as co-presidents of the company. The three manage the company alongside the executive team. From such humble beginnings as one tiny dress store, Angrila has grown into a leading fashion specialty retailer with strong outreach throughout the world. Angrila Inc. offers an incomparable selection of bridal gowns and accessories. Likewise, Angrila Couture has continued to sell directly to the consumer through their new website since its launching in 2011. Angrila.com makes use of the latest innovative technology to provide their services. In addition to this, it provides a wide range of different services that make shopping fun, personalized as well as convenient.