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.
Monsoon Accessorize truly is a global brand. With over 1000 international branches in over 70 markets, coupled with over 420 in the UK, we are 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.
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. We're proud to support the Monsoon Accessorize Trust which helps disadvantaged women and children in Asia through education, healthcare and income generation projects.
Today, the Trust is funding over ten projects benefiting some 10,000 women and children every year!