Company Laura Ashley holdings plc
Country United Kingdom
Email customer.relations@lauraashley.com
Telephone +44 0207 880 5100
Fax +44 0207 880 5200
Market Segment Bridge
Core Business Apparel
Report Bridge Apparel Market

About Laura Ashley

Official Websites

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Official Social Media

Brand Description

Establishment

Year
1953
City
Pimlico
Country
United Kingdom

Founder

Laura Mountney
Bernard Ashley

Designer

Unknown

Profile

Laura Ashley Holdings plc is an international designer and retailer of clothing and home furnishings. Invariably described as 'quintessentially English,' the Laura Ashley name conjures up images of pretty, romantic women and rooms draped in tasteful, gracious dresses and soft furnishings.

Laura Ashley markets a dream of English gentility and elegance, as well as countryside wholesomeness and purity, which can be purchased in the urban centers of Britain and around the world.

Laura and her husband Bernard started their business in 1953. Working from the kitchen table in their London home, the two used the hand silk screen method to print textiles. Laura designed small items such as linen napkins and tablemats, and Bernard's specialty was furnishing prints. Design inspiration came from many sources, particularly nature and 19th-century prints by artists such as William Morris.

Along with domestic expansion came overseas growth: the first foreign shop opened in Geneva in 1972, followed two years later by stores in Paris, Dusseldorf, and San Francisco. Success followed success, and it seemed that the global appeal of Laura Ashley's pretty floral designs would result in a retail empire.

Business Strategy

Market Positioning

Core Business

Target

Women
Kids

Product Categories

Accessories
Apparel
Bags
Shoes
Swimwear
 

Laura Ashley holdings plc profile

Name Laura Ashley holdings plc
Website lauraashley.com
Country United Kingdom
VAT Number 162 9742 43
Telephone +44 0207 880 5100
Fax +44 0207 880 5200
Date of foundation 1953
Type of Company Listed

Headquarters

27 Bagleys Lane Fulham London SW6 2QA

Ownership (Top Shareholders)

Laura Ashley holdings plc doesn't provide the information on its shareholders.

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