There aren’t very many women who don’t like to shop. Founded by Ian Joule as Joule & Sons, the business originally bought branded clothes and accessories at equestrian and country exhibits. Founded as a style house in Paris, the enterprise has five standalone shops and several concessions spread throughout London. Based in Marble Arch, London by Annice Summers as a sex shop. Since 1993 the business has the ‘Designers at Debenhams’ model, which sees designer clothing at Excessive Street costs, with designers including Jasper Conran, John Rocha, Betty Jackson Black, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson, H!
Based by Arthur Benjamin Sugarman in Brighton, the enterprise opened its first store within the city in 1967. The business stayed in family arms till Nice Universal Stores bought the business in 1955. Having labored within the style industry for 10 years for manufacturers like Topshop, Marks and Spencer and Levi Strauss, founder Stella knows her stuff. In 2011 the enterprise opened its first stores in Washington DC, Edinburgh, and a concession inside Harrods in London.
Nonetheless the business entered administration in 1990, and although was purchased by a consortium it struggled and after another period of administration it turned a part of the Facia group. The enterprise expanded to 57 shops however in 2011 the enterprise was sold to Infinite, a turnaround specialist however they put the enterprise into administration in June 2011.
Biba began as a mail order enterprise before opening their first store in Kensington, London. Has owned a number of manufacturers together with the UK retail arm of Hugo Boss. An award winning multi-brand retailer that sells properly-over 200 brands, Goodhood aims to redefine the concept of luxurious. Offered as a part of Rubicon deal in 2002, who offered the enterprise to Speciality Retail Group in the identical year.
In 2004, the enterprise was bought by ABN-AMRO Capital, nevertheless the enterprise entered administration for the first time in 2008. This however went into administration in 2013, with 14 stores being sold to Pavers Sneakers and the model and website being offered to footwear entrepreneur Harvey Jacobsen. The company was founded by two outfitters, Ralph Hawes and Freddie Curtis, who opened the first store in Piccadily Arcade at the nook with Jermyn Street, in London in 1913.