Matchesfashion.com is a global luxury-shopping destination for men and women. Founded in 1987 by husband and wife team, Tom and Ruth Chapman, Matches started as a standalone boutique in Wimbledon Village. Back then, Matches was the first retailers in the UK to stock Prada. "In those days, you could get a store inexpensively, buy a pot of paint, try to work with the brands, get some long credit terms, take some stock," Tom has reflected. "Then a small loan, a little bit of help and on we got."
Nearly 40 years on and growth in business into several London addresses, a private shopping townhouse, No.23, and an online business launched in 2006, MatchesFashion has grown exponentially despite stiff competition in the luxury multi-brand sector. Tom has said that the companies goal is to “make the physical as digital as possible, and the digital as physical as possible” while providing customers with a persona, fashion-forward level of service.
Online, Matchesfashion.com stocks a modern edit of over 400 established and emerging designers including Stella McCartney, Elie Saab, Maison Margiela, Max Mara Studio, Helmut Lang, Chloe, Camilla and Marc, Jade Jagger, La Perla, Dolce & Gabbana, Lanvin, Roberto Cavalli, Yeezy, Versace, Stella Jean and Marc Jacobs.... Read moreless