Lifestyle retailer Anthropologie is part of American company URBN brands, which includes Urban Outfitters and Free People. It sells clothing, shoes, accessories, home furnishings, furniture, gifts and beauty products. Its first store launched in 1992 in Wayne, Pennsylvania, followed by a mail order catalogue and website in 1998. Its first international store opened in 2009 in London, following the launch and success of other URBN brands in the UK. Currently it has over 200 stores in the US, Canada, Germany, France and the UK. International managing director Peter Ruis, appointed in 2018, aims to drive its international expansion further, launching its first Spanish store in February 2019 and setting his sights on more European cities. He also aims to drive its digital strategy, as the retailer is best known for its creative and inspirational bricks-and-mortar stores. The retailer is also well known for its collaborations with artists and designers around the world to created limited-edition items.
2018-12-20T06:00:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
There have been many entrances and exits in the retail sector in the past year. Here is a snapshot of 2018’s most important hires and fires.