Finery (company)

Finery is a British womenswear fashion label, which products are available for purchase online and via selected offline stockists. Its approach is to offer smaller collections for women, not girls, that are “moderately priced”, well-styled, and versatile.[1][2]

Finery
TypeLimited
IndustryClothing retail
FoundedFebruary 2015
HeadquartersLondon, England
ProductsClothes, shoes, accessories
Websitewww.finerylondon.com

The company was founded in March 2014 by Nickyl Raithatha, Luca Marini and Caren Downie.[3] Raithatha and Marini, who knew each other from business school, had the idea for a clothing brand while Raithatha was working for Rocket Internet and Marini was a director at one of Rocket's fashion e-tailers. They recruited Caren Downie, who had formerly been ASOS.com's fashion director and Topshop's buying director.[3][4] Downie, in turn, recruited her former colleagues Emma Farrow and Rachel Morgans for design.[3]

After obtaining initial funding from Rocket, Finery launched in February 2015 with a 150-piece collection, priced between £19 for a jersey top and £345 for a leather jacket.[3] To celebrate the launch of the website, in February 2015 Finery opened a pop-up store in Covent Garden.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dacre, Karen. "Don your Finery: we meet the high-street heroines who called time on fast fashion". The Evening Standard. 10 November 2015.
  2. ^ Leaper, Caroline. "Meet Finery London, The High Street Brand You’re Going To Love". Marie Claire. 5 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Hounslea, Tara (6 January 2016). "The Drapers Interview: Nickyl Raithatha on Finery's first whirlwind year". Drapers. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  4. ^ Colon, Ray Lowe,Ana. "Say Hello To Your New Favorite Fast-Fashion Shop". www.refinery29.com. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Culture Whisper: Personalised guide to London's cultural scene". Culture Whisper. Retrieved 17 January 2016.

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