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.