Meet Bath’s Indie Heroes: Jess Harvey from Suave Owl

We speak to Jess Harvey, Founder and Director of Suave Owl in Milsom Street…

Tell us a bit about Suave Owl…

Suave Owl is an award-winning, family-run, independent menswear brand and retailer. We stock a wide variety of lesser-known designers across formalwear, casualwear, footwear and accessories. Sizes span from small to 6XL and 34 to 60 inches-plus chest sizes in certain brands. We have just one store, situated on Milsom Street in Bath, and we can also be found online.

Why Bath?

Bath is such a beautiful city with a great atmosphere, and there is always so much going on. We love that the city has such a supportive local independent network. Bath draws a diverse range of visitors, locally and from further afield, who are proving to be very loyal customers. Bath is the perfect place to relaunch Suave Owl as we move into the new normal.

Share something new and exciting that you have discovered in Bath…

Since moving into our shop in Bath, we have taken part in quite a few collaborative wedding photoshoots and so have discovered some gorgeous houses and grounds in and around the city. The Temple of Minerva in the Botanical Gardens in Royal Victoria Park is probably my favourite!

What do you do to spoil yourself?

Unfortunately, I have no time to spoil myself between co-running such a young company and raising two young children. My escape therapy from both is training and playing with Bath Rugby Ladies.

Your top indie recommendation in Bath?

LJ Hugs has become my go-to lunch spot. They are a pop-up street food stand on Southgate Street. I found them because their food is gluten-free. They also have vegan alternatives.

What are you most looking forward to in the city over the next few months?

At Suave Owl, we are really excited to be launching our own Premium and Navy Strength Gin, all locally produced. The Botanist Bath will be our first stockist, and we are also looking at other opportunities.

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Published in
27 August 2021
Last Updated
27 August 2021