Designer fashion retailer Frost French is to ramp up its expansion this year after its debut store opened in Islington last September.

Frost French, set up by celebrity actress Sadie Frost and fashion designer Jemima French, will open its second store on the King’s Road this March. It then wants three more sites in London and five across the UK.

The duo, who have been friends since the age of 15, set up Frost French as a wholesale operation in 1999. They have since axed the wholesale business to concentrate on standalone boutiques.

Property agency CWM has been working with Frost French since the first store opened. It has been retained to search for further London stores in locations such as Hampstead, Marylebone, Covent Garden, Kensington High Street, Chiswick, Westfield London, Wimbledon and Richmond.

Outside London, CWM is searching for sites in locations such as Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Bath, Brighton, Cambridge, Oxford, Wilmslow, Windsor, Belfast, Edinburgh and Nottingham.