Suppliers of barrister gowns
This information is provided as a service to Law Society members and does not infer any recommendation by the Law Society of particular suppliers. Pricing information is GST inclusive and obviously subject to change, but is included to give an indication of prices.
New Zealand-based suppliers
The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust
The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust is a non profit organisation, providing awards to deserving women seeking to retrain or undertake full time tertiary study. The Trust hires and sells legal regalia including Barristers' wigs, gowns and bibs.
Address: 17 George St, Parnell, Auckland
Phone: 09 358 1044
Étude Classique Ltd
In July 2011 polyester/viscose gowns cost $488.75 and wool gowns cost $ 776.25. Gowns can generally be manufactured in two to three weeks of order, but this can be accelerated for special requirements. Bar jackets, bibs and gown bags can also be supplied.
Address: P.O.Box 28-858 Remuera, Auckland
Phone: (64-9) 522 5241, fax (64-9) 828 9033, mobile (64-21) 575511
In November 2010 polyester/vicose gowns cost $727 and wool/polyester gowns cost $857. A 10% discount is offered if 3 or more gowns are purchased at one time.
Address: 130 Cashel Street, Christchurch 8011.
Phone: (03) 379 7400
In November 2010 polyester/vicose gowns cost $845 and wool/polyester gowns cost $945.
Address: 222 Bush Road, Oxford, North Canterbury 7495.
Phone: (021) 213 3713
Suppliers outside New Zealand
The Barrister Robe was priced at C$167.35 in November 2010. Shipping for all orders under C$300 was C$20 and for all orders over C$300 shipping was 7% of the price.
Address: 1266 Fife Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada RX2N6.
Phone: +1 204 949 3700
Toll Free: +1 0800 380 8214
Fax: +1 204 947 0024
Legal Tailor (Sydney, Melbourne, London)
Legal Tailor have confirmed they make barrister gowns to New Zealand specifications. The cost of a gown in November 2010 was NZ$450, inclusive of free shipping. To order, customers need to provide their approximate height, weight, chest size and name (which is hand-embroidered inside the gown).
Head Office: Bridge House, St George Wharf, London SW8 21Q, England.
Ludlows have confirmed they make barrister gowns to New Zealand specifications (they export at least 2 bar gowns to New Zealand each month). The cost of a gown in November 2010 was AU$495 including delivery. Goods are sent by express international courier and delivery takes about 5 working days. To order, customers need to provide height, jacket size and a delivery address.
Address: Mezzanine Level, 530 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia.
Phone: +61 3 9670 2000
Fax: +61 3 9602 2266
Raymond W. Bredin & Son Pty. Ltd (Melbourne)
Suppliers of legal wear throughout Australasia for the past 60 years.
Stanley Ley (London)
A number of gowns are available. These are the Panama (all prices are VAT exclusive and were quoted in November 2010) EU119.15, Percale EU144.68, Princetta EU161.70, Superfine worsted EU161.70, and Hussell cord EU161.70. The cost of shipping was EU35.00. Special express courier services are charged at cost.
Address: Temple Bar House, 23 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AA, England.
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7353 3533.