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2XU co-founder Clyde Davenport reflects on 35 years in retail

Retail expert and entrepreneur Clyde Davenport. Image: Deasil
From launching his eponymous underwear brand, Davenport, in 1987, to distributing Calvin Klein in Australia, to growing a global compression sportswear business, 2XU, Clyde Davenport has had a very successful retail career. And it’s not over yet. He recently reunited with a former colleague from 2XU to launch a new business. TheRY, which stands for The Reason Why, specialises in compressional apparel for pregnant women.  We recently caught up with him to learn more about his career journey, i