Ted Baker, a British clothing brand
We’re happy to welcome our Retailer of the Week – Ted Baker, a British clothing retail company specialising in men’s and women’s clothing & accessories. They are heading to MAPIC this November in order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the event and showcase further expansion plans.
The company’s story
The story of the brand started in Glasgow, in 1987, when this British apparel company was founded by launching its first store. According to the company’s Facebook, “Since launching as a shirt specialist in Glasgow in 1987, Ted Baker has quickly become one of the UK’s leading fashion retailers. With quality, attention to detail and a quirky sense of humour at its core, we’ve earned its reputation as ‘No Ordinary Designer Label’ and now offer a wide range of collections including menswear, womenswear, accessories, fragrances, eyewear and more”. A few other stores were created just after in Manchester, Plymouth and Nottingham.
In 1990, Ted Baker opened new stores in Covent Garden and Soho (London), Nottingham and Leeds. They launched a new range for women in 1995. In 2012, they opened a flagship store on Fifth Avenue (New York).
Ted Baker Today
Today they have a number of stores and outlets in the UK (for instance, in shopping centres such as the Trafford Centre, Manchester) and in the rest of Europe, United States of America, Canada, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.
Today, their headquarters are situated in London (United Kingdom). The company’s revenue is £321,9 million in 2014, with 0ver 8,000 employees in total.
Not only they have stand-alone stores, they are also sold by other retailers (so called Ted Baker Trustees), for instance, in stores of the John Lewis Partnership and House of Fraser. They also have wholesale operations in the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Norway, Greece, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium and the British Isles.
Don’t miss Ted Baker at MAPIC this fall!!
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Image credit: www.tedbaker.com
Top image credit: Masson