Ted Baker plc is a British luxury clothing retail company. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index

History

Ted Baker's founder and CEO, Ray Kelvin, started his first store in March 1988 in Glasgow, and opened further stores in Manchester, and Nottingham.[3]

In 1990 Ted Baker opened a store in Covent Garden (with additional stores in London's Soho, Nottingham and Leeds) and Kelvin bought the company outright from part-owners Goldberg and Sons.[3] A new range, Ted Baker Woman, was launched in 1995.[3]

Stores in the United Kingdom

Ted Baker has a number of stand-alone stores in the UK. The Ted Baker range is also sold by other retailers (which it refers to as Ted Baker Trustees), in particular in stores of the John Lewis Partnership and House of Fraser. Ted Baker also has stores at Bicester Village Retail Outlet, at Swindon's Great Western Designer Outlet, Portsmouth's Gunwharf Quays and Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet. There is a Ted Baker concession in all Selfridges & Co stores; London, Birmingham, Manchester and the Trafford Centre.[3]

International stores

Ted Baker has stores and outlets in the rest of Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, Asia, China and the Middle East. It opened a store on Fifth Avenue in New York City in August 2012.[4]

Wholesale operations

Ted Baker has expanded its high street presence through its wholesale business which includes Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Norway, Greece, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium as well as the British Isles. Wholesale operations commenced in 1994 through careful selection of retail stores.[3]