Today’s post comes courtesy of Julie Robert, a UK wholesale expert
The UK is the fashion capital of the world. Both men and women here have kept their chic sense of style in the midst of the ever changing and sometime very overwhelming fashion trends. Many UK fashion brands have earned international recognition. These brands are highly sought after by style conscious men and women from all around the world. I will be discussing my favorite as well, as the most profitable/top-selling UK fashion brands for women that have helped dictate the international fashion trends.
“British consumers spent £46.2 billion in 2009 on clothing and adornment products, which represented per capita annual spending of £753.”
Mark & Spencer
Marks & Spencer has been active in the UK fashion industry since 1884 and holds many prestigious records for introducing new trends for formal wear. The brand has fans spread across the globe and has 361 stores worldwide. In the UK alone, it has 703 stores. Mark & Spencer is indisputably the largest retailer of clothing in the United Kingdom. According to the latest stats issued by the company in 2012, the company has employed more than 81 thousand people for its 1063 stores around the globe. Marks & Spencer specializes in clothing and accessories for men, women and children, as well as offering home furniture, beauty products, food and wine, and gift items.
French Connection UK, also known as FCUK, is perhaps the most recognized brand internationally, primarily because of its logo. It has been operating since 1972 and is known best for fashion wear and accessories. FCUK is popular among the young demographic for its hip and funky styles. The brand has introduced punk yet chic trends in formal wear and has given a new face to contemporary fashion for young men and women. Because of its signature style, FCUK is the number one choice among professional women as well as female college/university students.
For classic and elegant female fashion clothing in the UK, Dorothy Perkins tops the list. Simple patterns, in elegant fit and classic designs made the brand popular for its formal wear. Despite its huge popularity and demand in the UK, Dorothy Perkins does not operate internationally. The brand offers a highly feminine range of all the items that any fashionista would love to have.
The list of the top fashion brands for women will definitely vary from person to person since at the end of the day, it all comes down to personal choice and preference. My list is based on the chosen company’s UK wholesale business and its demand among fashion conscious women in the UK.