About our business

Monsoon Accessorize truly is a global brand. With over 800 international branches in over 60 markets, coupled with 450 in the UK, we are represented on five continents, and still growing. We offer our exquisite products that represent individuality, originality and strong global brand values. We continue to promote cross-cultural understanding, expanding organically across the globe and international development will no doubt remain an essential and inspiring area of our company.

Born out of a passion for beautiful fabrics and exquisite clothing, our founder Peter Simon began the Monsoon story in 1972 on a stall on Portobello Road.  Our first store opened on London’s Beauchamp Place in 1973. Monsoon focussed on clothes with an ethnic origin from faraway places, including unusual dresses from Afghanistan and countries en route.

The early 80’s saw the overwhelming success of our accessories collection and as a result the stand-alone Accessorize brand was born. Opening in Covent Garden in 1984, the Accessorize brand has grown phenomenally and now has over 700 branches worldwide.

Our values and ethics are a huge part of what it means to work here, from how we treat our suppliers to developing our employees to enable incredible customer experiences.

To learn more about our values, click here.