French Connection

Location Details


6 Victoria Street

t: 0115 941 5034
f: 0115 941 3881
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For Telephone orders please call 0870 442 7117 or visit

Founded in 1972 by Stephen Marks, French Connection set out to create well-designed fashionable clothing that appeals to a broad market. French Connection is now one of the strongest brands on the British high street and operates in over 25 countries. With more than 1500 outlets worldwide, French Connection is emerging as a truly global fashion brand, operating in places as far reaching as Las Vegas, Bermuda, China and Australia, taking the concept to a worldwide audience.

Having established a strong core clothing business, through unique design and a true sense of style the company has, over recent years expanded its portfolio into exciting new areas including men’s and women’s toiletries, sunglasses & opticals, watches and shoes. Driven by innovation and change, the brands strength lies in balancing new and exciting ideas with the basic promise of quality and affordability, established when the company was founded. Throughout this expansion and diversification the principles have remained the same; design-led products presented in a unique and innovative way.

Fcuk was conceived in the spring of ‘97 as a simple advertising campaign and has since evolved to personify the French Connection brand. A controversial ad campaign featuring the simple line ‘fcuk fashion’ hit the headlines and when ‘fcuk advertising’ followed hot on its heels the attitude of the brand was established, ‘fcuk’ had entered the English language. From the clothes to the stores, the whole business is born of a desire to be original, distinctive and accessible. Whether fcuk has shocked or amused, it has undeniably provoked thought and discussion. Bold, witty and intelligent, it demonstrates how French Connection has given personality to its brand, a rare achievement. Since then fcuk has become interchangeable with French Connection as the brand name and identity.

Stores across the globe are designed to be a true extension of the brand whilst being relevant to their local surrounding, so all elements including staff and store design work together to create a shopping environment which is all part of the French Connection experience. Retaining the clean, simple signature look that French Connection has made its own, the stores provide an environment where the product takes centre stage.

These are exciting times for French Connection. In constant pursuit of new ideas and with design at the helm, the vision for the future just keeps growing.

Access Symbols Explained:

  • Assisted wheelchair access Wheelchair access into our premises is possible with assistance.
  • Facilities for the mobility impaired We provide facilities for people with a mobility impairment. For example: A seating area, hand rails etc.
  • Facilities for hard of hearing people We offer facilities for hard of hearing people.
  • Temporary ramp available We provide temporary ramps to improve access to the building.
  • Staff assistance available Our staff have been trained to offer excellent service levels, please ask if you have any particular requirements.
  • Alternative service available We provide alternative services to improve access for disabled customers, please ask staff for more details.
  • Accessible fitting rooms Accessible fitting rooms are available.
  • Parent with pushchair access Our premises are accessible to parents with a pushchair or pram.
  • Alternative Languages available Alternative languages available
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