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French Connection

French Connection (also branded as FCUK or fcuk) is a UK-based global fashion retailer for clothing, accessories and homeware.

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French Connection (also branded as FCUK or fcuk) is a UK-based global fashion retailer for clothing, accessories and homeware.

The brand dates back to the early 1970s when Stephen Marks was reselling Indian shirts, via a French contact. The brand started out with menswear and designer fashion and then expanded into womenswear.

The retailer was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1984 under the abbreviation FCCN. It aims to have clean, minimalist designs that are fashionable too.

French Connection distributes its branded womenswear and menswear through a network of owned stores, and through franchised shops in major markets around the world. It also has concessions in department stores in the UK and has developed a variety of licensed products, including glasses, sunglasses, toiletries, shoes, jewellery and watches, which are sold through its own stores and in specialist retailers, such as Boots and Specsavers.

French Connection Products and Services:

  • Diverse range of clothing
  • Perfume and Fragrances
  • Body products and Toiletries
  • Mens Tailoring
  • Watches
  • Home Accessories and Sofas
  • Glasses and Sunglasses

Stores

French Connection has 67 operating locations across the UK and Europe, 26 of these are French Connection stores, 38 of these are French Connection/Grand Plains concession stores and 3 are YMC stores. There are also 161 licensed and franchised locations worldwide, but only 1 of these is in Europe.

Employees

At the end of the 2021 financial year, French Connection had 626 employees across various locations and service lines. These consisted of 4 Company Directors (3 Male, 1 Female), 7 Senior Managers (5 Male, 2 Female) and 615 Other Employees (135 Male, 480 Female).

Head office

The French Connection head office is located in London:

First Floor, Centro One, 39 Plender Street, London NW1 0DT

Financials

Year to 31 January 2021
Revenue: £71.5m
Pre-Tax Loss: £19.7m

Year to  31 January 2020
Revenue: £119.9m
Pre-Tax Loss: £7.8m

Contact information

French Connection can be contacted via phone or email to their London head office.

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French Connection’s losses narrow despite revenue decline
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French Connection’s losses narrow despite revenue decline

October 12, 2021 by The Retail Bulletin
French Connection sold in £29m deal
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French Connection sold in £29m deal

October 4, 2021 by The Retail Bulletin
French Connection in takeover talks
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French Connection in takeover talks

September 23, 2021 by The Retail Bulletin
French Connection revenue down 40% as lockdowns hit sales
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French Connection revenue down 40% as lockdowns hit sales

April 29, 2021 by The Retail Bulletin
French Connection hires Neil Page as non-executive director
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French Connection hires Neil Page as non-executive director

March 29, 2021 by The Retail Bulletin
French Connection receives two separate takeover approaches
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French Connection receives two separate takeover approaches

February 5, 2021 by The Retail Bulletin
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