Hobbs – Women’s Fashion And Accessories

Hobbs is a retailing chain selling women’s garments, accessories and footwear. Some of their products include knitwear, skirts, jeans, casual clothes and office attire. They also sell shoes and accessories such as jewellery, belts, scarves, hats and much more. They have more than 130 stores across the UK. They also operate in Germany and the United States. Their online store supplies women’s fashion products to a much wider market of over 50 countries.  They aim to operate as a one-stop-shop for fashion and accessories with customers being able to complete their entire outfit in one shop.

Hobbs Opening Times And Store Locations

The company runs a chain of stores exceeding 130 establishments. These 130-and-more stores can be found in major shopping districts and high streets in major towns and cities. The company has dispersed their branches to more than 70 locations. This means some residents will have access to a nearby store and other residents may have easy access to multiple stores. UK residents that live in London, Glasgow or Sheffield will be afforded the most Hobbs stores within their nearby vicinity. Recognising one of their outlets is straightforward due to the company’s recognisable branding and logo. The logo simply depicts the company name in a stylish font on a white background. The name of the company has the word “London” beneath it.

Hobbs opening times may change between their different locations for a number of reasons. It is recommended to search for a specific Hobbs store opening times near you by using the effective locator tool on opening-times.co.uk. Nevertheless, most stores do operate from a similar schedule. From Monday to Friday, many of their establishments are open between 9.30am and 6pm. Hours are extended on Saturdays by another 30 minutes as they open at 9am instead of 9.30am. Sunday business hours are reduced as most stores will be open from 11am until 5pm on these days. During the festive period and on New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, and bank holidays, Hobbs opening times may change significantly or stores may close. During these times it is again recommended to use the aforementioned opening-hour checking tool to find the opening times of a Hobbs branch near you.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Hobbs

Hobbs has become part of the furniture in popular shopping areas throughout the UK. Their customers may know a lot about their products but there are aspects of the business and their operations that they may not be aware of, including:

  1. Hobbs has attracted royal patronage with the Duchess of Cambridge and her sister Pippa Middleton shopping there
  2. The company is actually named after a horsebox (the original concept was to sell clothing with an equestrian feel)
  3. Hobbs have prime locations in Bloomingdale's stores in the USA
  4. Hobbs, unlike many other retailers who source products from outside the company, own an Italian shoe-making factory
  5. The factory makes 700 pairs of shoes each day - it focuses on high-end footwear

Products And Services

The retailer’s range of products can be categorised into women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Their clothing department is extensive and includes dresses, skirts, casual wear, wedding and formal attire, coats, knitwear, jumpsuits and more. Their shoe department also has a wide range of options from sandals to heels with boots, pumps and more squeezed in between. Shoes may be branded or they may come from their own Italian-based factory. Their accessory range includes jewellery, scarves, belts, purses, bags and more. All of their range has become known to cater for women in their 30s and above looking for fashion at the upper end of the range. Clothes can be purchased in-store or can be bought online. Their website also runs a blog aimed to discuss trends and inspire outfits.

A Brief History

Two women by the names of Marilyn and Yoram Anselm started the company in 1981 with the ambition to sell everyday clothes with an equestrian feel. They started just selling footwear but expanded to also sell clothes gradually. Marilyn designed her own clothes after attending an art and design school. They have expanded into more countries by selling online and have a physical presence in two other countries. They continue to provide fashionable clothes to UK-based women.

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