This article showcases our top picks for the best UK based Fashion companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Fashion industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top UK Fashion Companies
The Hut Group
The Hut Group is an online retailing platform focused on fast moving consumer goods, specifically focused on health and beauty. Built on a foundation of industry-leading technology, a world-class team and a scientific approach to building global brands, The Hut Group are fast becoming the world’s most influential online retail organisation.
A true Northern Powerhouse near Manchester, THG operates over 100 high-profit websites that sell premium, non-perishable FMCG direct to consumer to the fast growing, global Health and Beauty markets via the company’s in-house technology and operating platform.. .
Farfetch operates an e-commerce website that unites various independent fashion boutiques. It offers bags, coats, dresses, jackets, jewellery, swimwear, trouser, shoes, knitwear, suits, shorts, and accessories.
They operate a modular end-to-end technology platform purpose built to connect the luxury fashion ecosystem worldwide. Their vision was to create a single operating system that could address the complex demands of consumers and luxury sellers alike.
Their platform is built on an API-enabled proprietary technology stack, which provides the foundation for the three main components: applications, services and data. Farfetch serves women, men, and kids.
Jose Neves founded the company in 2008, with its headquarters in London, United Kingdom.. .
Lyst is a global fashion search platform used by 70 million shoppers every year. Offering over 4 million fashion products from 11,000 of the world’s leading fashion brands and stores, Lyst brings together the widest inventory in luxury and contemporary fashion online.
The company has raised $60 million to date, and is backed by range of all-star investors including 14W (Moda Operandi, Reformation), Accel Partners (Facebook, Spotify), Balderton (Yoox Net-A-Porter Group), Draper Esprit, part of the Draper Venture Network (Hotmail, Skype), and the teams behind LVMH, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, and Tory Burch.. .
Trouva, launched in September 2015, is the marketplace for bricks and mortar independent shops, selling unique homeware and lifestyle products from hundreds of shops and boutiques. Trouva bridges online and offline in retail to offer click and collect, 1-hour delivery, and worldwide shipping in a single seamless platform.
Trouva is one of the most exciting e-commerce start-ups in Europe, backed by amazing VC and Angel Investors whose successes include Secret Escapes, Net-A-Porter, and Farfetch (BGF Ventures, Octopus Investments, C4 Ventures, Index Ventures & LocalGlobe).. .
Since it launched in 1964, Topshop has become a major style authority and one of fashion’s biggest success stories. Capturing the zeitgeist every season, it exemplifies up-to-the-minute affordable style, while its brave and irreverent approach has endeared fashion-conscious shoppers and industry icons alike.
With over 300 stores in the UK, Topshop can also be found in 31 countries around the world. The brand raced straight out of the blocks with the .com wave.
Updated five days a week with over 300 new products, Topshop.com now caters to 2 million visitors a week, while Facebook, Twitter, the blog Inside-Out and the Topshop Tumblr take you directly inside the world of Topshop HQ. As well as showing its own acclaimed in-house designed collection Unique as part of the official London Fashion Week schedule, Topshop has sponsored the globally recognised NEWGEN scheme since 2002, sharing its venue with the UK’s best young design talent including Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders and Mary Katrantzou.
Designer collaborations with these iconic names, including Kate Moss, have further cemented the brand’s position as a fashion leader and innovator. An attitude that is accessible to all and a promise always to be the first with new trends has won Topshop a legion of loyal fans and truly placed it on the international style map..
Yoox Net-a-Porter Group
Yoox Net-a-Porter Group is the global Internet retailing partner for leading fashion and design brands. It has established itself amongst the market leaders with the multi-brand online stores yoox.com, thecorner.com, and shoescribe.com, as well as with numerous mono-brand online stores.
In October 2015, YOOX GROUP and THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP came together, two companies that have revolutionized the luxury fashion industry since their birth in 2000. The Group has offices and operations in the United States, Europe, Japan, China, and Hong Kong and delivers to more than 100 countries worldwide..
Metail is a virtual fitting room service for fashion retailers that allows customers to create a 3D photo-realistic model of themselves from just two uploaded photos, in only a few minutes. Customers can then try on clothes, see how they fit and create and share their looks.
Once a customer has made their model, they can login to their Metail profile with any partner retailer using the service. Metail was started in 2008 by CEO and Founder Tom Adeyoola who wanted to help his girlfriend find well-fitting clothes she liked without spending hours in shop changing rooms.
Inspired by work carried out by Professor Roberto Cipolla at Cambridge University, Metail has since filed patents, raised over £2m in funding and built a highly skilled team dedicated to solving the problem of finding the right fit when shopping online. Metail aims to become the global body shape and visualisation experts.
Metail can change the way people view body image and clothing by empowering users to dress for their own personal shape rather than for the projection of the ‘ideal’ form. Wherever there is a social or transactional experience involving the body, Metail wants the customer to be able to access their profile.
These enhanced experiences will not just be online but also in shops, on mobiles and tablets and on TV.. .
BUMP is a social peer-to-peer marketplace for authentic streetwear and sneakers. Shopping has always been a social activity for older generations used to go to the mall sharing recommendations, opinions, and just generally having fun with friends.
Online shopping killed this and they’re bringing it back for Gen Z. On BUMP users can build up their public profiles, follow & message anyone on the platform, and even create & share their own group chats.
This social experience means kids can hang out, build their online identity which in turn drives transactions. Founded in 2016 and based in London, They’re already backed by leading names in venture capital including Kleiner Perkins, e.ventures, and Y Combinator..
PhotoBox is Europe’s leading community for sharing, printing and personal publishing with over 30 million members.
Matches Fashion is a multi-brand fashion retailer with stores in Wimbledon Village, Richmond, Notting Hill, Marylebone High Street, Mayfair and Bicester Village in Oxfordshire.Their success is built on their close relationships with their clients and they are rightly proud of their superior customer service. they welcome employee involvement in the business and recognise the impact of their employees on their successes.
At Matches Fashion they build on the potential in all their employees and are committed to promoting internally whilst welcoming the best talent from outside the organisation to boost their ever-expanding teams. They value creativity, hard work, innovation and loyalty.
In return they will provide an excellent salary and benefits, plus the support and training needed to develop within the business.. .
Cudoni was founded with one purpose in mind – to provide the simplest and most rewarding service in selling pre-owned luxury goods – including (but not limited to) clothes, handbags, jewellery, accessories, shoes, technology and homeware. They strive to ensure time remains a luxury for successful people with a busy lifestyle who want to de-clutter their wardrobes and homes.
Their results speak for themselves and have led us to become a trusted partner for their sellers on a regular basis. In turn, this supports their environmental focus in enabling sustainability and recycling.
These items are high quality and were made to last a lifetime – they enable them to change hands multiple times and celebrate quality workmanship.. .
Threads is pioneering the best luxury shopping experience in the world. They inspire their highly-engaged social media community through beautiful content featuring the latest, most desirable luxury items.
They talk to their loyal clients directly via chat-based media to place orders; these can then be sent anywhere in the world – fast. In short, they’ve closed the online-offline shopping loop and they’re changing how people buy luxury fashion.
At the forefront of a revolution in chat commerce, Threads is scaling fast, with technology very much at the heart of their next phrase of growth. By harnessing social networks and providing a unique personal shopping experience, they’re building a data-led platform and they’re looking for experienced technologists to deliver their future roadmap.
Tech City UK named us a Future Fifty business, one of the UK’s fastest growing and most disruptive digital tech companies in 2017, and they are at No. 32 in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 list of the fastest growing tech companies in Britain..
Unmade are changing fashion design and manufacture. By controlling industrial knitting machines in a new way, the startup can make a different garment every time turning these machines into 3D printers for clothes, but using high quality, natural fibres instead.
Launching this winter in Somerset House, Unmade gives customers the chance to remix the work of prominent artists and designers to create their dream jumper that is then made in front of them. Customers can also see their designs on models before sending to knit with Unmade’s unique preview technology.
No-one else has been able to offer custom production in knitwear due to the high programming cost. Unmade’s patent-pending technologies remove this cost and makes one-off production possible at a similar cost to local mass production.
Through Unmade, brands can then offer bespoke, customised or limited edition knitwear to their customers. Using the same machines as major brands such as Burberry or Benetton, Unmade is running factory trials early next year to prove their technologies at an industrial scale.
Unmade’s long-term aim is to create a platform and marketplace through which brands and small designers can offer custom clothing to their customers and taking the mass custom production of knitwear to an industrial level.. .
My 1st Years
Once upon a time, two best friends named Jonny and Dan were looking for the perfect gift for a friend’s new-born. They wanted to give a unique present that was personal and wouldn’t break the bank – but they could not find the perfect one.
After many hours of research and trialling, they created their very first pair of personalised baby shoes. Soon the shoes were being requested by friends and relatives everywhere, and My 1st Years was born.
Since then, My 1st years has been dedicated to creating high-quality personalised gifts, all made with as much love, as that very first pair of shoes. With next day delivery available and the brand’s iconic luxury gift box free with orders, it really is the online destination for gifts loved by all..
My Bespoke Room
Typically hiring an interior designer can cost hundreds, if not thousands of pounds. At mybespokeroom.com we’re passionate that anyone can have a beautiful home, and it shouldn’t cost a fortune to get there.
We remove the search hours to find the right products and pull a look together for our clients, that matches their brief and budget. Clients are matched with one of our professional interior designers based on their style, preferences and lifestyle.
We’ve sifted, sieved and sorted through the country’s best interior design talent to assemble our award-winning team. Our most popular package is the Complete Design Experience for £195 per room.
It takes around two weeks and it’s all done through our online platform that allows the sharing of ideas, chatting directly with your designer, and our nifty interactive shopping list. It’s incredibly convenient as no home visit is required.
Clients can browse, swap, edit and shop, all from their personalised recommendation. What’s more, we’re now offering walk-through videos too for an additional fee, from £250 per room.
Not ready to start a room design of your own? Visitors are also able to get inspiration and shop-the-look from hundreds of our completed room designs in our Inspiration section. They can find looks and have the ability to shop all in one place.
FLOWERBX is a unique floristry service, delivering cut flowers to customers direct from suppliers in Holland via its online store. Unlike traditional florists, London-based FLOWERBX offers bunches of single variety blooms, rather than mixed bouquets, and by dealing with the markets directly ensures flowers arrive to doorstep fresh and fragrant, and in the most cost effective way possible.
Launched in 2015 by Whitney Bromberg Hawkings and Adam Wilkie, former fashion industry professionals, the company’s investors include Natalie Massenet, the founder of Net-A-Porter, as well as Carmen Busquets. Net-A-Porter’s former chief executive Mark Sebba has also joined the company’s board.
FLOWERBX has secured a loyal following from the fashion, hotel and restaurant industries, and already has a raft of celebrity clients. It has also provided flowers for several high-profile events, and was the recipient of a prestigious Wallpaper Design Award for Best Delivery Service..
Mercaux was listed in Retail Week’s Discovery 50 list 2020, which shines a light on the world’s top tech companies whose innovative solutions are supporting the retail sector both during the pandemic and in the future. Mercaux is the ‘backbone’ for your in-store digital transformation journey.
We help retailers deliver superior omnichannel customer experiences by bringing the best of digital and physical retail together. We equip Sales Associates and stores with the digital tools they need to serve and sell smarter, across the entire customer journey.
The solutions are operated by Sales Associates using a tablet-based app or self-served by customers using touch screen kiosks or their own phones via a web-based App. All the solutions are all managed by a HQ Platform.
Our core solutions Sales Assist, Omnichannel and Clienteling equip staff with instant access to product information, company-wide inventory, digital content, customers’ profiles and wish lists, through to mobile checkout capabilities. Additional add-ons such as AI-driven Styling Suggestions, Store and Customer Communications and Advanced Analytics elevate stores towards a fully integrated digital ecosystem.
The use of this technology also opens the black box of in-store data so retailers can understand what actions contribute to a sale (or lost basket) in a customer’s path-to-purchase by revealing customer behaviours, staff performance and product funnels. When clients like Nike, French Connection and Benetton adopt digital tools in their stores, they see an increase in conversion, loyalty and units per transaction (UPT).
On average they experience a sales uplift of 8% and 5x ROI.. .
Heist Studios is an online bodywear brand that manufactures tights for women. The company has a mission to build the underwear brand of the future, starting by reinventing the humble pair of tights.
In the first 12 months, the business has sold over 100,000 pairs of tights from its UK base, and has been growing at 25% month on month. The company has received a number of accolades, including Vogue telling its readers that “Heist lives up to the hype,” and STYLE magazine naming it the “unequivocal winner” in their luxury tights test.
Heist Studios was founded on 2014 and is based in London.. .
SupplyCompass is a product development and production management platform that enables fashion brands and manufacturers to produce better, together. Our cloud-based software is transforming the fashion industry by digitalising global supply chains and making sustainable sourcing easy and cost-effective for brands and every player in the supply chain.
Our platform enables brands to manage the entire product development, sourcing and production process from design right through to delivery, all in one place.. .
Wolf & Badger
Wolf & Badger is a multi-channel retail platform for the finest independent, ethical and unique brands from around the globe. Founded in 2010 by Henry and George – the Graham brothers – Wolf & Badger is now home to over 700 of the world’s best fashion and design brands.
Our mission is to introduce our stylish customers to limited-edition, sustainable and high-quality products while providing a much-needed platform for independent brands to thrive.. .
mySupermarket designs a supermarket shopping and comparison website that helps users to compare prices across different stores.
Spoke London is a privately held company that provides better fitting, better looking men’s clothes, sold exclusively online.
Twine is a marketplace that connects companies to our network of over 200,000 creative freelancers in music, design and film. Audio-visual content is essential for a startup’s growth and a quality product.
But writing a creative brief and finding the best quality creative freelancer for a project is hard. Twine connects companies to creatives by making it simple to write a project brief and curating the best quality freelancers.
This saves companies time and money, whilst ensuring an awesome result. Briefs can be anything from logo and deck design to explainer videos.
For creative freelancers, they can take control and choose which projects they want to work on. Creatives can build a portfolio with Twine and find interesting creatives to collaborate with from all over the world..
Feelunique.com is an online e-commerce platform that offers beauty products and related advice.
Asap54 is an app that helps you find clothes that you like around you in the physical world. You take a picture of them with your phone, and let the app find you that exact piece, along with a bunch of others that are similar.
Think of it as a Shazam for fashion.. .
Mallzee started as a Tinder style Shopping app to help consumers find clothes quickly on mobile. In the last 3 years we’ve grown to be the biggest multi retailer shopping app in the UK with nearly 1m users.
Consumers love our simple approach to browsing and now swipe tens of millions of products every month. As we developed this incredibly engaged community we used this swipe data to improve our business.
We’re now opening up this data source to our partners to help improve their marketing, merchandising and buying – all whilst showcasing their products and brand hundreds of thousands of times each month.. .
The Business of Fashion
The Business of Fashion is a online platform for the global fashion industry, offering content and tools to industry professionals.
Intelistyle provides A.I. styling solutions to fashion retailers, helping them address the needs of customers looking for styling advice.
Luxury Promise is a global pre-loved fashion marketplace driven by today’s driven by today’s cutting edge technology. Founded in August 2016 and based in London, United Kingdom, Luxury Promise is the marketplace for the world’s most exclusive and luxurious accessories, incorporating cutting edge technology to redefine the luxury shopping experience.
Luxury Promise ensures that every item bought and sold undergoes a strict quality control procedure. The curation team ensures that every item is checked and authenticated before being shipped out to the buyer..
Official account of the British luxury jewellery brand. Follow us for behind-the-scenes hidden gems and shining style inspiration.
Jaeger is a global, luxury British fashion brand, renowned for designing contemporary, innovative and stylish womenswear, menswear and accessories. Each collection is designed by Jaeger’s talented team of in-house designers who fuse fashion forward trend-driven ideas with archive-inspired pieces.
This uniquely creative mix ensures Jaeger’s position as an international luxury fashion brand.. .
Wool and the Gang
Wool and the Gang is a global fashion brand that believes in exceptional design that’s Made Unique. Never factory made, each Wool and the Gang item is handcrafted or knitted by the Gang – the team of artisans and makers around the world.
Their designs can also be bought as easy-to-follow Knit Kits, which allows you to knit your own customized Wool and the Gang designs at home.. .
StyleWe is dedicated to create a shopping community featuring independent fashion designers.
Taylor & Hart
Taylor & Hart’s mission is to create and deliver engagement rings that allow people to truly express themselves in a way that captures the emotions they feel for each other. – Offering over 100,000 ethically sourced GIA graded diamonds to choose from.
– Winner of “Best New Jeweler 2014” and nominated for numerous other awards. – Crowd-fundeded through Seedrs twice raising over $500,000 – Notable mentions in the Telegraph, Guardian, Elle, Glamour, Forbes, FT – Customer rating of over 9.6/10 from over 120 reviews.
– Team members based in London, UK and Sofia, Bulgaria – Transacted over $2m over the last 12 months. – Set a pink diamond on the inside of every ring as a trademark.
OPUMO is building the digital department store of the future connecting brands with customers through a content-rich shopping platform.
Tomorrow is an international sales platform that operates from four outstanding showrooms in the main fashion cities: London, Milan, Paris and New York. Tomorrow’s business model is a mix between a multi brand showroom, a logistics and distribution centre and a multi-service marketing company.
The company groups together various managerial skills, always concentrating on flexibility and the provision of services on demand. Since 2011 Tomorrow London Limited has been the parent company of its Italian affiliate tomorrow Milano srl.
Directed by Stefano Martinetto, Giancarlo Simiri and the Saturday Group (a multi-company aggregate with offices in Los Angeles, New York and Paris). Tomorrow not only gives brands the chance to access the most important stores worldwide but also contributes to the organizational expansion of the brand as a whole.
The company focuses on all key market segments: high end womenswear & menswear, contemporary womenswear & menswear and accessories (including women’s jewellery).. .
Tic Watches is a fashion watch Retailer who offers a wide selection of the latest fashion watches.
The Cambridge Satchel Company
Beautiful leather satchels and music bags in a variety of sizes, colours, backpack or shoulder strap styles.
A better fashion brand that fights fashion waste by turning its customers into recyclers
Finisterre is a cold water surf company that designs products for cold water surfers around the world. The company offers men’s and women’s outerwear, knitwear, trousers, sweats and hoodies, shirts and polos, t-shirts, Merino Wool Base layers, underwear, wetsuits and boardshorts, leggings, tees and tops, dresses and skirts, hats and beanies, socks, and gear.
It also sells books, artwork, and gift vouchers Finisterre was founded by Tom Kay and its stores are based in London, St. Agnes, Falmouth, and Braunton..
NOT JUST A LABEL
Founded in 2008 with a powerful vision to infuse new life into the fashion system, NJAL serves as a critical platform for over 40,000 designers to date, working to empower emerging voices and facilitate industry exposure at no cost while simultaneously providing an indispensable tool for the industry. As the largest global network of contemporary fashion designers, NOT JUST A LABEL (NJAL) has access to 4 million styles designed by over 40,000 independent and emerging creatives, totalling a GMV exceeding $1bn.
In Summer 2020, as a response to a global pandemic, NJAL launched a B2C marketplace with over 10,000 SKUs that can be personalised, tailor-made and will be delivered directly by the designers – therefore giving creative entrepreneurs equitable access to retail their designs across a global landscape. By bypassing the middlemen, NJAL has reacted to a global crisis that requires a new strategy in fashion: unique, sustainable and ethically manufactured merchandise, hand-made by artisans and directly delivered – to provide a capital light and highly profitable sales channel, thus saving a generation of emerging designers that have been impacted by the downfall of the brick-and-mortar retail sector.
The world’s largest global community in the fashion industry will only continue to grow as NJAL further leads the charge in empowering the future of fashion. Welcome to NOT JUST A LABEL..
As shopping increasingly shifts online, consumers are faced with a very fragmented shopping experience. Nuji lets people shop the best fashion and lifestyle items in one place by bringing together millions of products from over 8,000 of the best department stores, brands and boutiques.
Because having one the largest inventory is only part of the solution, our platform was built with curation in mind. By telling us what they like, our customers help our algorithms and editors to show them more relevant products.
Nuji launched in 2011, reached profitability and grew annual gross sale to $15m. Nuji is backed by some of Europe’s leading investors..
Little Black Door
Little Black Door is an app that enables its users to upload, see, style and share their wardrobes with friends and their fashion community
Atterley, a network of the very best independent fashion retailers and a boutique shopping experience delivered direct to your door. We are a platform that promotes, supports and celebrates all that is unique about independent retail, working closely with our network of partners to curate an unrivalled and eclectic brand mix of new, known and niche labels.
#independentstyle #weareatterley The original Atterley was founded in 2012 by Katie Smith and went into administration in early 2016. The business and assets were purchased by Atterley.com Retail Limited, a company founded by Michael Welch, and relaunched in August 2016 with a new business model focused on giving independent boutiques a route online.
As a result, any information on this page relating to events pre-2016 relate to the old Atterley.. .
Victoria Beckham is a fashion brand that creates and markets a collection of apparel and accessories in over 400 stores in over 50 countries worldwide. All four Victoria Beckham lines are developed at Victoria’s studio in London.
The Victoria Beckham Ready-to-Wear collection is primarily handmade in the UK, whilst the Victoria, Victoria Beckham collection is handmade in Europe. The Accessories and Eyewear are both expertly handcrafted in Italy, with the brand working directly with a variety of specialised local craftsmen and workshops within the Valdobbiadene region on the creation of the Eyewear.
In 2014 Victoria Beckham opened its first store at 36 Dover Street in London – a collaboration with architect Farshid Moussavi to transform a neglected Mayfair townhouse into a shopping destination echoing the dynamism and modernity at the heart of the brand. In 2016 the brand opened its first bricks and mortar store in Asia with an impressive second global retail location at the Landmark in the centre of Hong Kong.
As part of its continued international retail expansion, the brand now has five shop in shops globally, with spaces in Printemps and Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Harrods in London and Boutique 1 in Mall of the Emirates, Dubai and Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi. These personalised spaces allow for the brand’s distinctive retail identity to live within larger shopping environments around the world.
Asos is an online platform engaged in the retail of fashion and beauty products for men and women. It offers approximately 65,000 branded and own branded product lines, including women’s wear, men’s wear, footwear, accessories, jewelry, and beauty collections primarily through its website.
Asos was founded by Nick Robertson in June 2000 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.. .
Kimai is a London-based startup that offers fine jewelry made using lab-grown diamonds and 18K recycled gold.
Quiet Rebellion is a menswear e-commerce brand that provides a playful brand that strives to bring color to soles around the world. The brand designs products with hidden patterns giving them a curious and uplifting twist.
They make their socks from an optimal combed cotton composition, 80% luxury combed cotton for softness, 18% nylon for strength, and 2% elastane for stretch. All their socks have hand-linked toes for comfort, reinforced heels for longevity and an extra two inches of length to keep those hairy legs hidden.
Quiet Rebellion was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in London, England, United Kingdom.. .
SaaS marketplace to turn ideas into products. A platform where established Brands and fashion enthusiasts can seamlessly bring their ideas to life.
This platform represents a modern solution to the garment production process and the fashion industry as a whole by revolutionising communication between Brands and service providers. The platform guides emerging designers and start-ups through the whole process of garment production.
The system provides intelligent online tools that help to jumpstart the path from a sketch to a product. Both experienced fashion Brands and newcomers without any links to the apparel industry benefit from the platform’s enquiry process as intelligent algorithms categorise their projects and determine the best manufacturers for the job – bringing Brands one step closer to manufacturing their product.
Sewport aims to disrupt the billion dollar fashion industry and expand to other sectors to bring communication between manufacturers and customers to a new standard.. .
Founded in 2005 by Emma Sayle in response to demand from young, independent and solvent single girls and couples who needed something more. Killing Kittens created the world’s most exclusive, decadent and hedonistic parties, fully focused on the pursuit of female pleasure for girls in control who know what they want as well as empowering adventurous couples the world over.
Since 2005, Killing Kittens has moved beyond organising parties and has grown an online kommunity of over 100,000 women, gentlemen and couples – chatting, flirting and meeting up all over the world. They have become a movement.
A by-word for independent girls, couples and gentlemen who know what they want and aren’t afraid to relentlessly pursue it.. .
Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer, through its subsidiaries, engages in retailing clothing, food, and home products in the United Kingdom and internationally. It offers clothing, including womenswear, lingerie, menswear, school wear, and kids wear; and various flowers, gifts, gift cards, books, compact discs and digital versatile discs (DVD), and stationery products.
The company’s home products and accessories include various living, dining, kitchen, conservatory and outdoor, bedroom, kids room, and bathroom products; furniture, including sofas and armchairs, cabinet furniture, dining tables and chairs, beds and mattresses, and bed room furniture; and household electricals and appliances. It also sells televisions, setup boxes, and accessories; DVD players and recorders; home cinema products; Hi-Fi and radios; MP3 players and ipods; phones and mobiles; gaming, computing, and digital photography products; and satellite navigation systems.
In addition, the company offers various food items and wines, as well as involves in store franchising operations. As of March 31, 2009, it operated 668 stores in the United Kingdom and 296 stores internationally.
Marks & Spencer was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.. .
Stylect is a mobile app to to help women discover their perfect shoe. They aggregate products from multiple websites and based on users’ preferences (that they gather through a hot-or-not interface), they recommend better products.
Their users are able to keep track of and buy the products they like and receive notifications whenever a product they love goes on sale. Finally, They use geolocation to let their users know when a shoe is selling in a store nearby..
Christopher Ward – an innovative, modern luxury watchmaker Christopher Ward is a British watch brand with a unique business model that offers an international range of luxury watch collections for men and women across Dress, Sports/Dive, Aviation, and Motoring styles. Based in Maidenhead, Berkshire, the vertically integrated company create all its own designs and has a team of watchmakers and craftsmen in Biel, Switzerland, as well as a luxury showroom at its Maidenhead HQ.
Combining innovative in-house design and exceptional technical quality with unprecedented levels of value, product guarantees and customer service, Christopher Ward has opened the ‘Swiss Made’ luxury watch market to a radically broadened range of consumer profiles. Focused principally on online B2C communication, the business is supported by powerful strategic planning, marketing and social media strategies.
In 2014, the company further expanded its watchmaking expertise through a merger with Swiss movement specialists Synergies Horlogères and launched its first in-house movement, Calibre SH21. In June 2015, the company was the only British watch brand to feature in the Sunday Times BT Business SME Export Track 100 and was also listed as #3 in the Sunday Times Emerging Brands Award for 2015..
StylistPick, founded in London in 2010, is an entertainment-led fast fashion company that is bringing personalization and curation to fashion eCommerce. StylistPick combines the feel of boutique shopping â€“ excitement, personal advice, discovery â€“ with a subscriptions-based purchasing model, allowing customersto shop for fashion in a new and entertaining way.
Partnering with well-known stylists and celebrities, StylistPick presents its customers each month with specially curated selections of shoes, handbags and accessories that are new, interesting and affordable â€“ every product on the site retails for Â£39.95, shipping included. .
JD Sports Fashion Plc
JD Sports Fashion plc is the retailer and distributor of branded sportswear and fashionwear. Established in 1981 with a single store in Bury, in the North West of England, JD Sports Fashion Plc is the leading retailer and distributor of branded sportswear and fashionwear.
Following the recent acquisition of the trade and assets of the Blacks business, the Group now has over 800 stores across a number of retail fascias in four countries and is proud of the fact that it provides its customers with the latest products from the very best brands. JD, Size?, Scotts, Blacks, Millets, Tessuti, Cloggs, Ark, Kooga, Kukri, Chausport, Champion and Sprinter..
Adla is a clothing company that provides an artificially intelligent styling service via text and Instagram direct messaging. It offers recommendations of clothes and sends them to clients to try on and buy who are living in San Francisco and the Bay Area or London, England.
The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in London, England.. .
Moda in Pelle
Launched in the mid 70s with a single store in Leeds, Moda in Pelle is now a national boutique brand with 28 stores across the UK in key locations including London, Manchester, Leeds and Brighton, offering a huge selection of ladies shoes, sandals and boots. The Moda in Pelle brand continues to serve its loyal female fan base with its bold, fresh and unashamedly feminine styles.
The signature look is glitzy, glamorous, high heeled, high impact shoes with a point of difference! As well as providing fashion followers with the most recent trends in ladies shoes, Moda In Pelle also have a range of accessories including belts, jewellery and a range of shoe care products to keep your new ladies boots or shoes in prime condition. Moda in Pelle’s light airy boutique style stores always carry a range of stylish shoes, bags and jewellery, presented beautifully in striking hot pink and black packaging.
Friendly in-store staff are committed to helping customers find the right shoe. Please call into either one of our friendly, stylish boutique stores or visit our website to take advantage of our many great offers and styles which are bang up to date with the current trends.
Xupes is the home of pre-owned luxury and offers an extensive selection of fine watches, handbags alongside a unique collection of art.
Love the Sales
LovetheSales.com, the leading website for shopping the sales online. They make it easy to shop all the sales in one place.
They partner with over 850 of the biggest retailers worldwide to find the best offers on the web for you, your wardrobe and your home. Even more than that, they let you ‘favourite’ full price items and get alerted as soon as they go on sale.
We’re a group of people that are passionate about using the budget they have to achieve the best lifestyle they can; and smart shopping in the sales offers us a way to do that. They want to share that with the world.
They hope you enjoy using LovetheSales.com and it helps you to get what you want for less. If you have any feedback, or ideas on how they could improve their site, we’d love to hear from you..
The award-winning Motilo was launched in 2011 to answer that perennial fashion dilemma all women face – what shall I wear tonight? It’s your favourite online shop, the trusted second opinion you always value, and the hub of style advice and insider knowledge you always need. Our stylists scour the Internet to find you the best pieces from thousands of online shops and our style edit showcases the best products in the world right now.
And when you’ve found that essential black dress, or the ultimate statement shoes (because you will), drag it into the vortex in the top right hand corner of the screen and build a look around it – or 10 (it’s seriously addictive). Need a second opinion? Ask a friend, stylist, or a member of the Motilo community what they think.
Looking for inspiration? Ask a question and a member of the Motilo Community will style you an answer. Or check out our daily content for the latest trend news, beauty tips, and style advice (plus a good dose of sartorial wisdom from our very own founders Anna and Sofia (AKA Mrs Motilo)).
So what are you waiting for? Ask a question, style an answer, and join the Motilo community today.. .
Common Objective (CO)
Common Objective (CO) is an innovative solution to sustainable sourcing. We’re taking the Alibaba model – open access sourcing with a massive reach – and refining it with intelligent technology.
Starting with fashion. The CO platform gives millions of fashion professionals the means to build efficient and sustainable supply chains, get products right for market, and increase sales..
Ubooker is a curated booking platform that allows fashion retailers, brands and production companies worldwide to hire high-level professional models and talents directly, with a few clicks and without having to go through a traditional Agency. The process is fast and efficient and it’s based to a proprietary technology.
Models and talents get paid fast after the job, while companies using Ubooker are saving significantly. The total addressable market globally is about $10 billion, including the always increasing e-commerce sector and the “long-tail” of the industry..
Oliver Sweeney is a British footwear brand. Oliver Sweeney has six standalone retail stores in the UK, four in central London.
Oliver Sweeney is a fantastic business with some exceptionally talented people working for it, offering its customers a wide range of high quality handmade products and a great online experience. We believe this is an opportunity to back an established men’s shoe brand that has grown well, building a loyal customer following at the same time..
ME+EM is a British contemporary fashion brand for women offering affordable, designer-quality clothes made with unique attention to fit, fabric and detail. ME+EM is widely celebrated by the fashion press for being eminently flattering and easy to wear.
In 2009, Clare Hornby started a fashion label with a whole new philosophy – ME+EM would choose the most wearable current trends and incorporate them into affordable and impeccably made designer-quality clothes for busy women who wanted clothes that were easy, flattering and genuinely versatile. By selling direct to consumer, ME+EM cut out the middlemen and kept prices sensible.
ME+EM has 40-50 employees, 2 flagship stores in central London and we are now expanding into America.. .
SLG Brands specializes in designing, developing, and manufacturing design-led beauty and lifestyle collections. It fuses trend, fashion, lifestyle, and popular culture into brand offerings.
The company’s in-house markets these brands to the global market and has a reputation for creativity and trend awareness. Its company portfolio includes Hhonny’s Chop Shop, Colab Dry Shampoo, and Velvotan.
SLG Brands was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.. .
Founded in 2010 by Kate Mooney, Houseology.com is an innovative retail and eCommerce solution that has fast become The UK’s Premier Online Interior Design Destination. Houseology.com offers time pressed and style conscious customers designer branded home furnishings, lighting, accessories and lifestyle collections, curated by professional interior designers and available to buy internationally, online 24/7.
With over 200 new products uploaded weekly and fresh interior design content added daily; the site is a dynamic and interactive emporium of home interiors and interior design ideas delivered in collaboration with the professional Occa Design team. An unrivaled range of luxury gifts and wedding gift ideas with next day delivery, compliments the extensive home-wares collection making Houseology.com a one stop shop providing everything for the stylish home.
A rich design heritage that spans over 20 years of designing and purchasing for global hotels & high end residential projects ensures the Houseology.com concept is original and stands alone – re-defining not only the way customers purchase designer home furnishings, but how new and interesting suppliers reach this often fragmented and growing market. Houseology.com is a technology led company – the lifestyle brand that brings together the world’s best branded and designer home-wares.
With its established supply chain, professional design background, informative magazine style blog & mood-board functionality, Houseology.com is the online authority on interiors and designer lifestyle looks.. .
Kniterate is an affordable and compact digital knitting machine for your workshop. It turns your digital designs into knitted garments automatically.
They’ve simplified the process of designing and making knitwear. Allowing you to go from an idea for a scarf, a beanie, a sweater or a dress into a design ready to be made within a few minutes.
They love knitwear. It’s light and breathable, adapts to your body and unlike cut-and-sew, there is almost no waste, because the product is knitted to shape.
They started Kniterate because they wanted to democratize clothing manufacturing. They want you to be able to explore knitting’s potential and locally make personalized goods for your customers, your loved ones and of course, for yourself.
Until now this was only possible with industrial knitting machines, which cost upwards of $50,000, take a lot of space and require a technician to operate. They have re-imagined this industrial technology to deliver it to your space..
Know the Origin
Know the Origin is provides fairtrade and Organic ethical fashion for men and women.
Lone Design Club
Lone Design Club is The New Way To Shop. Sustainable independent brands are the future.
We exist to revolutionise retail and create a thriving and sustainable fashion ecosystem. Our unique retail model focuses on utilising data driven, curated short term maximum impact experiential pop up stores married with an engaged digital community and online e-commerce platform.
We create an affordable route to market for sustainable brands and a trusted space for conscious global shoppers.. .
Harper helps luxury retailers to make their last mile a luxury experience by offering online customers an on-brand, try-before-you-buy home shopping service. The service is delivered by brand-trained Style Concierge team who can provide a convenient to-the-door service or an elevated through-the-door service where customers can benefit from a second opinion, recommendations and alterations if needed.
Payment is taken only for the items the customer keeps. Everything else is taken away to be swiftly returned – easing the hassle of returns for both customers and retailers..
Troubadour Goods is a menswear fashion brand.Troubadour Goods is a London-based modern menswear brand specializing in designing and creating superior handcrafted leather goods. The Troubadour name pays homage to the stories surrounding the artisans who create our products, as well as the stories our products will witness in your life travels.
It takes its roots from the traveling minstrels – storytellers – of days gone by.. .
Boticca is a Turkish global bazaar of fashion accessories that connects independent fashion accessories designers directly with customers seeking unique pieces from inspiring places. It features a wide collection of clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry, and gift items.
Boticca enables fashion enthusiast to directly engage with these designers through their website, buy their products, and also have a customized price for their clothing and accessories. Boticca carefully selects brands and products to introduce to the site and through a marketplace model empowers the designers behind the company to connect with new customers.
It comprises of a cosmopolitan team of globetrotters, adventurers, wanderers, and innovators. The website is built on the culture of discovering new designers and giving them a portal to showcase their stories.
Boticca was established in February 2010 by Kiyan Foroughi and Avid Larizadeh.. .
Endource.com is the pinnacle of curated fashion. We scour the most influential fashion sources to bring you the fashion that’s made the cut.
Hedoine craft the most innovative, sustainable, and premium fashion essentials. Their first products are run-resistant business tights – supporting women who do not compromise in the world of work and fashion, to stop settling for sub-par tights.
They combine the highest quality yarns with innovative 3D knitting techniques. It was founded in 2018 and is based in London, England..
Stylus Stylus provides business intelligence to consumer companies in order to inspire new ideas and improve profitability. An online business resource, Stylus (Stylus.com) is used by nearly 250 leading companies in the automotive, fashion & beauty, electronics, home & industrial design, media & technology, hospitality, architecture and advertising industries.
Users across 52 countries rely on the Stylus editorial content to learn about consumer behaviour, global industry events and new ideas for product design and consumer services. Stylus is headquartered in London and has offices in New York and Los Angeles..
The Drop offers laser-cut and hand-finished suits, from £299, made to any style, color and size, and delivered worldwide in three weeks. The Drop can make any suit you like the look of and we make it just for you, to your measurements.
All our suits are made using the finest components, laser-cut and then hand-finished. Send us a picture or choose from our gallery.
Request personalizations from embroidered initials, to paisley lining (all at no extra charge) and our stylists will then work with you to make the suit you want. From Australian pure wool fabric to Japanese hardware, we search the globe for the best materials.
Our suits are built to last. We make getting the perfect fit easy – send us a couple of photos and a few simple measurements.
Our nifty algorithms are 99% accurate on the first attempt and if it needs alterations, we’ll pay for it.. .
Grabble is an application that enables its users to discover daily hand-picked fashion. It allows its users to browse, save, and purchase fashion apparel and accessories from retailers.
It also provides them with sales alerts. Grabble was launched on May 1, 2013 in London, United Kingdom..
Open for Vintage
Founded in 2015, Open for Vintage was born of a dream to bring together the world’s leading independent vintage and pre-owned luxury boutiques from one simple and beautiful website. Open for Vintage offers fashion lovers luxurious and iconic vintage and pre-loved fashion and accessories directly from verified independent boutiques.
Each of their boutique partners has been hand-picked for their individuality, reputation, impeccable taste, and, of course, wonderful collections. Via Open for Vintage, these incredible sellers, with their wealth of experience and designer expertise, is now made available globally.
At Open for Vintage, their aim is to make shopping for vintage easy and accessible. Follow the latest trends with unique vintage fashion with their curated Edits, keep track of your favourite pieces by creating your personal Wishlist, contact Personal Shopping to help find a perfect piece and haggle like a pro with their Make an Offer function.
With direct DHL shipping to more than 50 countries, 14 day returns, and their authenticity guarantee, you can shop with confidence and ease. Open for Vintage sees every customer as a collector with a desire to possess and wear beautiful and unique pieces.
Whether you are looking for a handmade 1920’s evening dress, a pair of Chanel earrings or a rare Hermès Birkin bag, Open for Vintage celebrates individuality, unique tastes and of course, timeless style.. .
Named after a track by The Jam, Pretty Green provides simple, classic clothing with a modern twist.
SilkFred is a new luxury retail platform for independent brands and emerging designers. On SilkFred you can browse the boutiques of the fashion industry’s rising stars and shop their unique collections, all hand-selected by us.
We’re your eagle eye on emerging trends and the best up and coming fashion designers.. .
TIYO™ by Pilot Digital Ltd
TIYO collects, collaborates and analyses online product information from the public domain to inform you of the best selling products. Search among 6 countries, 18 + world leading retailers & more than 2000+ brands to see what items are selling fastest in the fashion market right now and historically.
Creating simple comp shops is easy and exporting the data to use internally for you and your team is simple. TIYO is for everyone.
From retailer buyers, brand buyers and also design driven suppliers. TIYO™ can help you to adjust what items to put forward into development and what not.
Backed up by true real-time consumer data. Available on desktop, tablet and mobile.
So you can get the best out of every moment.. .
The Nu Wardrobe
The Nu Wardrobe are redefining what it means to wear something ‘new’. The Nu Wardrobe is a platform that lets users bring their wardrobe online so they can share their clothes with others.
As a community, The Nu Wardrobe extends the life cycle of people’s clothes and significantly reduces garment waste, without compromising on style.. .
Isabella Oliver offers stylish and versatile maternity clothing that allow expectant women to maintain their fashion confidence.
By Rotation, UK’s fashion rental app is transforming the way we consume fashion by allowing users to share their wardrobes. Do good for the planet, your wardrobe and your wallet at the same time.
Think – the AirBnB of designer fashion. Our focus is on circular fashion and community..
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