Our design team is based in London and our products are manufactured in specialist facilities in Europe and Asia. The finished articles are available on high streets and in shopping malls through our network of branded retail stores in the UK, Europe, America, Australia, the Middle East and Asia.
We currently have over 300 owned franchised or licensed stores and are stocked in over 1000 stockists around the world in over 25 countries. There is always a good mix of more casual, broad appeal styles with the more fashionable must-have items that French Connection has become known for.
Each collection is well visualised by the design team and features unique and original prints and designs. New fabric technologies are always explored to ensure newness and ultimate comfort of the customer. Fit is key and styling is influenced by current trends but never dictated to.
Founded in 1972 by Stephen Marks, French Connection set out to create well-designed fashionable clothing that appealed to a broad market. French Connection now offers a fashion-forward clothing range with a quirky spin on design, priding itself on quality and affordable prices.
Having established a strong core clothing business, through unique design and a true sense of style the company has, over recent years expanded its portfolio into exciting new areas including men’s and women’s toiletries, sunglasses and opticals, watches and shoes. Driven by innovation and change, the brands strength lies in balancing new and exciting ideas with the basic promise of quality and affordability, established when the company was founded.
Throughout this expansion and diversification the principles have remained the same; design-led products presented in a unique and innovative way.