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Arthur Beale, a 500-Year-Old (!) Gear Shop in London, Is Closing

Arthur Beale, a 500-Year-Old (!) Gear Shop in London, Is Closing

But now, Arthur Beale Ltd. is slated to shut its doors at the end of June. Ernest Shackleton outfitted at least some of his Antarctic expedition craft at Arthur Beale; the shop has a framed receipt from his 1921 purchase to prove it. Like so much of the gear world these days, Arthur Beale will try to make a go of it as an online business. He plans a pop-up shop over Christmas, to capitalize on nostalgia, and then, that’s it for in-person shopping at Arthur Beale. See you soon, The Arthur Beale Team pic.twitter.com/yZaUh0nLIH — Arthur Beale (@arthurbealeltd) May 12, 2021It’s the sort of store you can practically smell just from photos.

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