The launch of the Next retail chain in February 1982 had a major influence on high streets throughout the UK, shaping the future of fashion retailing. The continued success of Next’s unique and innovative shopping concept has provided the company with an outstanding record of achievement in a comparatively short period of time.
The first store opened with an exclusive co-ordinated collection of stylish clothes, shoes and accessories for women. Collections for men, children and the home quickly followed. Next clothes are styled by the in-house design team to offer consistency of style, quality and value for money with a contemporary fashion edge.
Today Next trades from over 450 stores in the UK and Eire and 176 franchise stores overseas. Over the last few years several larger format stores have opened across the UK.