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The North Face


Founded in 1966 by Douglas Tompkins and Susie Tompkins, The North Face is an American outdoor apparel brand that specialises in outwear, fleece, coats, footwear, and equipment such as backpacks, tents, and sleeping bags.

The company sponsors professional runners, climbers, skiers and snowboarders and is famous for its insulated jackets.

The North Face incorporates recycled materials into their products and take responsibility for the products’ end-of-life through a long-standing commitment to durability and their Clothes The Loop take-back program. The North Face has engaged with its suppliers in efforts to reduce chemicals, water, energy and waste in their mills, with savings equivalent to removing over 150 tanker trucks of chemicals and over 330 Olympic swimming pools of water since 2010.

Company Information
Annual Sales: £129,559,000 (2017) (As part of VF Northern Europe Services Limited)
Segments / Shopping Categories: menswear; womenswear; kidswear; footwear; sportwear; swimwear Menswear; Womenswear; Kidswear; Footwear; Sportswear; Swimwear
Parent Company/Key Investors: VF Corporation
UK Standalone Stores: Approx 10
UK Concessions: Approx 5
Total Global Stores & Stockists: Approx 100
Key Concessions: Selfridges; John Lewis; Fenwick; Snow&Rock
Group Companies: Lee; Rustler; Rock & Republic; Dickies; Red Kap; Eastpal; JanSport; The North Face; Timerland; Vans; Wrangler
Key Brands Stocked: The North Face
Payment Methods: Credit card; Debit card; American Express; PayPal
Student Discount: Discount occasionally offered via MyUnidays
Delivery Options: Standard delivery; Express delivery; Collect in-store
Inseason Full-price: Yes
Contact Information
Head Office Address:
VF Northern Europe Ltd, Park Road East, Nottingham NG14 6GD
Head Office Telephone: 0115 965 6565
Key Locations: 8 Carnaby Street London, W1 F9PD 290 Regent Street, London, W1B 3AP 125 Peel Avenue, Manchester, M17 8BN
Key Executives
Chairman: Steve Rendle
Buying Director: Darren Cookson (VP Product & Merchandising)
Design Director: Eunice Lee
Creative Director: Jason Israel
Retail Director: Mark Cardinale
Digital Director: Bethany Catron Evans
Chief Digital Officer: Federico Manno
Marketing Director: Matt Sharkey
Chief Marketing Officer: Mike Ferris (Senior Director of Global Brand Marketing)
HR Director: Amy Lazaro

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