Edgars Stores
FoundedNovember 18, 1948; 73 years ago (1948-11-18)
FounderSydney Press
Productsclothing, footwear, textiles, accessories

Edgars Stores Limited is a company incorporated and domiciled in Zimbabwe whose shares are publicly traded. Edgars' core business is the retailing of clothing, footwear, textiles and accessories.


Founded by Sydney Press in November 1948.

The first Board Meeting was held on 18 January 1949, and present Directors were Hurbert Press, Sydney Arnold Press (Chairman of the Board of Directors), Max Jacoby and William Hardcastle. The company went public in 1974.

The group acquired Carousel Clothing factory in 1974 and the Jeans Company in 1993.

In 1984, another retail brand called Express was introduced and its first store opened in Harare’s Julius Nyerere Way. By 1988 there were 24 Express outlets. In November 2011, Express Mart was rebranded and Jet Stores launched.


The Group is organized into retailing and manufacturing


The group retails its products through the following established brands:

  • Edgars: provides fashion merchandise.
  • Jet: this brand combines clothing as well as items sold by general dealers:- white goods, kitchenware, hardware and a variety of other goods.


Carousel (Private) Limited is the manufacturing business unit. Situated in Bulawayo, it produces denim, ladies, children's and gents casual wear.