Hockley is the leading design and retail house for fur in the Uk. Frank Zilberkweit, owner and managing director, is one of the most renowned fur brokers in the world. Not satisfied with having the success he had achieved in his fifth generation family business at polar furs, Zilberkweit wanted to extend his knowledge of all the facets of the fur industry and acquired the London furrier Philip Hockley Ltd, in 1987.
The Hockley Family had established a highly successful business manufacturing and wholesaling fur garments in the Uk. The showroom, previously situated in margaret street, London W1, supplied designers and stores throughout great britain. It soon became a favourite hang-out with avant garde designers and celebrities of the 1960s and 1970s including ossie Clark, Zandra Rhodes and Bill Gibb.
Gauging the huge interest in the garments they were manufacturing, Frank Zilberkweit and Michael Hockley together founded the Hockley store. Zilberkweit chose an up-and-coming location in Conduit Street, now renowned as one of London’s premier shopping destinations.
The Hockley Store was an instant hit. with its most desirable collections and specialist service in fur, the store has built up a very strong loyal customer base for over twenty years. With the awakening of interest in fur in younger generations, Hockley embarked on a modernisation of both its image and its product, launching an own label collection in 2007.
Hockley collection, under the creative direction of Izzet Ers, is now available in many leading luxury department stores, including Harrods London, Sccop Nyc, Al-othman, Kuwait, and other boutiques all around the world.