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    A History of Jaeger


    This exhibition is now closed. Our new exhibition opens in February 2023.

    "Nature has clothed the animal, man clothes himself" 

    Discover the fascinating story of Jaeger, since 1884.

    Jaeger has been part of the M&S family since the start of 2021, and like M&S, it’s a company with a long history. The business began in 1884 and originally sold practical clothing in woollen fabrics, expanding into fashionable men’s and womenswear in the 1910s.


    The Jaeger Garment Archive is now held at the M&S Company Archive, and contains examples of Jaeger design through the years, from a 1910s men’s dressing gown, to dresses from Jaeger’s debut London Fashion Week collection in 2009. 


    You can explore the fascinating history of Jaeger in a new display at the M&S Company Archive, or explore the collection in our online catalogue here.

    Visitor Information


    M&S Company Archive
    Michael Marks Building
    University of Leeds
    LS2 9JT (LS2 9LP for Sat Nav)



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    Lisa Smith, Leeds
    Monday 27 January
    Can I just turn up to see the Sheet Music exhibition or do I need to book an appointment?
    Company Archive, Leeds
    Thursday 30 January
    Hi Lisa, There's no need to book, our permanent and temporary exhibitions are open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Just come on in and look around! Best wishes The Archive Team