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Orlebar Brown


Founded by Adam Brown and Julia Simpson-Orlebar in 2007, Orlebar Brown is a British clothing line that specialises in tailored men’s swim shorts. The shorts are based on the 17-piece pattern of a pair of traditional men’s suit trousers and feature a four-part shaped waistband, zip fly closure and side fasteners.

The company also offers a range of rash guards, shorts, polo shirts, long and short sleeve shirts, jumpers and sweatshirts. In 2017 the brand, which was backed by private equity house Piper and which had grown to open shops in Wimbledon, Mayfair, Notting Hill, the City, Chelsea and Canary Wharf revealed it had appointed advisers to investigate sale and investment opportunities.

Last year (2018) it was sold to Chanel for an undisclosed sum where it sits alongside Chanel’s existing swimwear line Eres. Orlebar Brown has 24 stores and more than 250 wholesale accounts globally.

Contact Information
Head Office Address:
Great Western Studios, Studio 101, 65 Alfred Road, London W2 5EU
Head Office Telephone: 020 7785 6941
Website Traffic: 85,540 (on desktop and mobile web in last 6 months). Source: SimilarWeb
Key Locations: Jubilee Place, London, E14 5NY 24 Sackville Street, London, W1S 3DS 206 Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2RH 84 Sloane Avenue, London, SW3 3DZ 34 High Street, London, SW19 5BY
Company Information
Segments / Shopping Categories: Menswear; Kidswear; Swimwear; Footwear; Accessories
Parent Company/Key Investors: Chanel
UK Standalone Stores: 5
UK Concessions: 6
International Stores & Stockists: Approx over 50
Key Concessions: Selfridges; Liberty; Harvey Nichols; Harrods; Browns
Key Countries Shipped To: UK; EU; USA
Key Executives
Chief Executive: Paul Donoghue
Design Director: James McAra
Retail Director: Eanna Lynch
Digital Director: Jamie De Cesare
Marketing Director: Edward Lloyd-Davies (Head Of Marketing)

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