Ted Baker is a British, designer-led, fashion brand, offering aspirational clothing and accessories in a distinct, quirky style. Founded by Ray Kelvin in 1988 in Glasgow, its ultimate aim is to become a global lifestyle brand. Until recently, the retailer eschewed traditional marketing routes in favour of “word of mouth”. Its unusual design ideas have translated into its new campaigns, however, such as interactive shoppable videos, and a proactive use of social media. Ted Baker seeks to drive growth internationally, investing in digital capabilities and infrastructure. This included the purchase of its iconic former head office at The Ugly Brown Building in 2015 and a European distribution centre in the Midlands. US conglomerate Authentic Brands completed the acquisition of Ted Baker in October 2022.