The Ascot Shop Celebrates 65 Years in La Jolla

ascot shop la jollaTwo companies began in 1950 and have been working side by side ever since, finding success and forging a partnership that would end up lasting more than sixty-five years. The Ascot Shop was founded in the beautiful community of La Jolla by Jack Matzinger; Robert and Audrey Talbott began hand-sewing ties in the picteresque town of Monterey, which they sold to menswear stores up and down the California coast.

The Ascot Shop went on to become their first retail partner, signifying the beginning of a long-lasting and incredibly successful relationship. And now, both businesses will be commemorating their 65 year anniversaries with a celebration (open to the public) on Saturday, November 14.

Festivities will take place over two days. The first, a private celebration, will be held on Friday, November 13 and will host executives, designers, buyers from both companies, and VIP clients. There will be entertainment, hors d’ oeuvres, and adult beverages, and all attendees will receive a gift bag carefully curated by the experts at the Ascot Shop. The Grand Celebration will be held during the day on Saturday, November 14, and is open to the public. Guests will enjoy light bites and refreshments, plus a gift with any purchase from Robert Talbott. Both events will be held at The Ascot Shop — 7750 Girard Avenue in La Jolla.

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Bill White, President and CEO of the Ascot Shop: “We feel honored to have experienced the longevity and success that is rare in today’s world, and we owe it all to our loyal friends and clients. It’s been a privilege to dress the distinguished men of La Jolla and San Diego over the past sixty-five years.”

The remodeled shop-within-a-shop at the Ascot Shop was unveiled exactly one year ago and exclusively stocks items from the Robert Talbott collection. The 700 square-foot area was built as a tribute to their 65 years in partnership together and boasts nearly everything the original Talbott store has to offer – shirts, coats, pants, etc.

Though it was originally founded as a traditional men’s haberdashery (and named after the Ascot Thoroughbred horse races in England), the Shop has evolved into a 100% family-run operation that elegantly maintains a balance between modern and classic apparel. Be sure and stop by and celebrate with them this Saturday!

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Emily Ruchlewicz

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