The Iconic English Design Brand
Laura Ashley is an authentic and original lifestyle brand, with its contemporary interpretations of English heritage design in both home furnishings, and fashion for women.
Among its numerous accolades, it was most recently and two years running Design Retailer of the Year from Homes and Garden and voted the second most recognized lifestyle brand in the US by Home Furnishing News.
A Global Phenomenon
From Laura Ashley making tea towels at her kitchen table in 1953, the brand quickly became a global phenomenon.
Laura Ashley now has 403 stores: 210 in the UK, and 193 franchised stores overseas.
In the UK alone it has a bi-annual print of 650,000 catalogues, 420,000 registered web-users (growing at 20% per annum), and a major brand advertising/PR campaign.
It is on a success track with strong profit growth over the last five years.
Laura Ashley’s licensing is a growing £70 million. It has long-held international licences in sectors like eyewear, bed linen, carpets/rugs, ceramic tiles, towels, paints, stationery and garden furniture.