Skipper Bar is a men’s fashion retail chain founded more than Fifty years ago as a small knitwear store in the center of Johannesburg with T-shirts, or skippers as they were better known in those days being the core of the business. A hotel bar counter was bought at an auction and formed part of the shops’ fittings hence the name Skipper Bar was born. Skipper Bar has developed from selling only T-shirts to adding imported shoes and men’s trousers, to carrying all the major brands that fit their target market, their biggest success being their ability to adapt to the trends in an ever evolving market.
Skipper Bar has grown into a chain of over 90 trading stores countrywide.
Skipper Bar has sets the pace for the man who wants to wear the latest in classic and fashion apparel with footwear completing the look. Skipper Bar was bought by the Studio 88 Group of Companies in February 2012 and an aggressive expansion plan is in motion for the much loved Skipper Bar brand.