Founded in 1981 by Yoram and Marilyn Anselm, Hobbs was established in Hampstead, London, to offer feminine tailoring and heritage craftsmanship.

Offering luxury tailored womenswear at an affordable price, the brand blends modern designs with timeless craftsmanship. It also offers footwear, bags and accessories

Hobbs was recently acquired by South African company The Foschini Group (TFG) for an undisclosed sum. Foschini Group also owns Phase Eight and Whistles.

Hobbs was sold to TFG Brands, the UK arm of South Africa’s Foschini Group, in November 2017 by private equity group 3i. TFG also owns Whistles and Phase Eight.

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Company Information

£135.4 million (2019)

Segments / Shopping Categories:

Womenswear; Accessories; Footwear; Swimwear; Jewellery; Bridalwear

Company Size (No. of Employees): 1,143 (2018)
Parent Company/Key Investors:

Foschini Group

UK Standalone Stores: 50 (2018)
Total Global Stores & Stockists: 140
Key Concessions:

House of Fraser; John Lewis & Partners; Fenwick

Group Companies:

Phase Eight; Whistles; Donna; Foschini; Hobbs; Connor; Fabiani; G-Star RAW; Johnny Bigg; Markham; Relay Jeans; Archive; Colette; SODA Bloc

Payment Methods:

Debit card; Credit card; American Express; PayPal; Apple Pay

Delivery Options:

Standard delivery; Express delivery; Saturday delivery; Click and Collect; Express Click and Collect

Number of Countries Shipped To: 52
Key Countries Shipped To:

UK; USA; Canada; India; Australia; Portugal; UAE; Spain; France; Germany; Hong Kong

Contact Information
Head Office Address:
60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG
Head Office Telephone: 020 3095 3939
PR Company:

Hobbs handles their PR in-house


Key Executives
Chief Executive:

Ben Barnett

Managing Director: Justin Hampshire
Product/Trading Director:

Sally Ambrose

Head of Buying: Kimberley Burridge
Creative Director: Sandy Verdon
Retail Director: Caraline Money
Director of E-Commerce:

Guy Tambling

Head of HR: Kate Sendall
Chief Financial Officer: Catherine Lambert

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