Dorothy Perkins started under the name "Ladies Hosiery and Underwear Limited" in 1909. In 1939, the trading name 'Dorothy Perkins' was adopted, suggested by the directors wife and inspired by a British rambling rose.
Beginning a six-year relationship with Biba in 1969, Dorothy Perkins bought a controlling stake in the famous clothes company. Dorothy Perkins sold Biba make-up from its own stores and funded the opening of 'Big Biba', an iconic store on Kensington High Street, complete with its own roof gardens and pink flamingos.
Today, it is part of the Arcadia Group of affordable British high-street brands.
£1,905.4B (Arcadia Group 2017)
Company Size (No. of Employees):
22,000 (Arcadia Group)
Parent Company/Key Investors:
Arcadia Group Ltd.
UK Standalone Stores:
International Stores & Stockists:
Total Global Stores & Stockists:
Debenhams; House of Fraser
Burton; Topshop; Topman; Miss Selfridge; Outfit; Outfit Kids; Evans; Wallis; Dorothy Perkins
Key Brands Stocked:
Next Day Delivery; Express Delivery; Standard Delivery
Key Countries Shipped To:
Head Office Address:
Colegrave House, 70 Berners House, London W1T 3NL
Arcadia handles PR in-house for Dorothy Perkins.
Emily Denham - PR Coordinator
Alice Stuart - Press Officer
020 7612 2025
Andrea Logan - PR Manager
020 7612 2025
UK; Cyprus; Thailand; Vietnam; Middle East
Head of Buying:
Elaine A Smith
Richard Wilson (Head of Digital)
Head of Marketing:
Stephanie Bamsey; Alex Maw
Chief Financial Officer:
Chris Rostron (Finance Director)