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Our Story

Coneys have been trading in Boston since 1856 when the shop was first located in Strait Bargate adjacent to what is now W H Smiths. It was then mostly tailoring and C.M.T. The company’s origin can be traced back to Alford in Lincolnshire. At one time there were as many as 11 tailor shops in the area. In 1956 Coneys formed a Limited company and moved from the shop in Strait Bargate to its current location of 34-36 Wide Bargate. As the shops became vacant they were purchased and re-developed to make the shop the size it is today. In the late sixties Coneys added the Ladies department to the upper floor of the store which later moved downstairs and the menswear moved up. Then in 1986 the adjoining banana warehouse in Tawney Street became available and was purchased. The ground floor is now a privately run restaurant. The upper floor houses our new formal wear and suit department along with smart causal wear department.
In November 2009 Scott Crowson became our new Managing Director and has since created a new and younger look. The front of the store has had a face lift giving it a more corporate image and the ladies department now on the ground floor has been totally transformed with a refit in-keeping with the high standard of product in store. The mens floor has also seen shop fits by Replay, Tommy Hilfiger, Luke and are at present working on a G-Star department refit also. Since Scott came to Coneys he has opened two more stores under the Coneys name in Lincolnshire. In May 2010 he opened Coneys of Lincoln and in April 2013 he opened Coneys of Stamford. Both stores will continue to offer the same high quality and high standards. It is our intention to grow in stature and evolve with the times, to continue giving the best service and high quality merchandise with the best selections our customers have come to expect.