Lipsy is a young British fashion brand launched in the heart of London in 1988, offering a wide range of dresses, tracksuits, accessories and more. In the beginning, it operated as a wholesale business with a focus on party and special occasion wear for women. Lipsy was acquired by Next PLC in 2008, the largest clothing retailer in the United Kingdom by sales.
Lipsy opened its first retail store in London in 2008. This grew into 12 more stores the very next year. Today, it operates around 50 stores in the UK and Ireland, in addition to franchises at about 40 international locations.
Lipsy’s greatest asset is its full-fledged in-house design team that's able to capture the latest and hottest trends in fashion and make them available for a broader audience. From 2010, Lipsy started collaborating with celebrities and fashion icons like Khloe Kardashian, Kimberly Wyatt, and Ariana Grande to launch highly sought-after exclusive ranges. Lipsy's VIP Collection, featuring limited edition premium party dresses, has also met with great success.
In recent years, Lipsy has diversified into eyewear, watches, fragrances, cosmetics, and sportswear.