About Dorothy Perkins

A well-established UK woman’s fashion retailer known for its feminine style and affordability. On offer are current fashion trends and all the essential items needed to dress for every occasion. Discover new outfits and inspiration on what to wear with new clothes arriving weekly. From signature prints and inspired catwalk collections you will find lazy day jeans and that perfect dress for the wedding. Its well known that you can buy great value fashion that feels good when you wear it at prices that make you smile.
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Dorothy Perkins Fashion for all Sizes

At Dorothy Perkins they do not specialise in plus sizes or concentrate on clothes for the petite or plus size ladies. What they do guarantee is a collection of clothing that fits all shapes and sizes. When they say every woman, they sell clothing ranges with dedicated designs for petite and plus sizes women. The petite sizes start from size 6 and are suitable for a height of 5ft 3 and under. For the larger curvier ladies plus sizes go up to a flattering 18 to 28. If you are a tall lady 5’ 9 and taller with supermodel legs do not fret. The Dorothy Perkins design team have come up with some fabulous fitted fashion. Lastly on the sizes they sell is the maternity clothes keeping you looking good throughout your pregnancy. Maternity clothes adapted and styled to give versatility at work and when relaxing.
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A Little bit About

History of Dorothy Perkins

In the beginning Dorothy Perkins started out selling hosiery and underwear that was in 1909 during this time of their history they were called H. P. Newman. Although there is reference to it being call Ladies Hosiery and Underwear Limited. A rapid expansion followed and by 1919 they had twelve shops. One of the best sellers at this time were bargain blouses for 25 pence. At the start of the second world war 1939 the name was changed to Dorothy Perkins after a suggestion from the present director’s wife who must have been a keen gardener naming it after a vigorous rambling rose. They were now developing into a big high street presence with 75 trading shops. The swinging sixties were not a great fashion era for Dorothy Perkins often being out of step with the trends. Although the growth continued and in 1966, they opened their 250th clothing store and started using modern cash tills. The 70s followed with the opening of the biggest Dorothy Perkins store of all on Oxford Street in London. With lots of designer and celebrity collaborations along the years from Yasmin Le Bon to recent stars like Kim Kardashian. Wearing Dorothy Perkins clothes is a sign of being confident in your fashion choices with famous ladies like Paris Hilton, Kate Middleton and Holly Willoughby donning the DP look. DorothyPerkins.com opened for business online in 1999 giving shoppers the option to buy online 24 hours 7 days a week. Beyond the internet Dorothy Perkins still thrives on the high street with close to 600 clothing stores and more than 125 outlets worldwide. The Burton Group took control of the clothing chain in 1979 and still own to this day. Currently trading as The Arcadia Group, a British international retailing company based in London.

Questions Asked

Items purchsed online can be returned by post with the returns slip or you can return to your local store.

Dorothy Perkins are known for affordable women’s fashion that is distinctly feminine and the fashion brand has won several awards for its clothing collections.

Official Dorothy Perkins Gift Cards can be purchased direct from the website they come in two forms. The e-Gift card which can be sent by email as a gift and spent instantly across the DP website. In addition, you can use theses gift cards at all shops owned by the Arcadia group of shops. Hard copy gift cards can also be bought for next day delivery to your home. These can be personalised and a message added. Value of these cards can be from £10 to £300 but if you telephone them this can be increased up to £1000.

Online purchases can be collected from a DP store for free. This usually takes between 3 and 7 days you have the option of choosing from one of the hundreds of stores throughout the UK. Choose your store at checkout by inputting your postcode. You will be emailed when your item is ready for collection.

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DP Brand Recognition

When you have been in the fashion business for over 100 years you are doing something right. That heritage going through many decades of differing styles embeds experience. That cannot be bought by an expensive PR campaign. This legacy underpins the brand so it’s safe to say they know a little bit about fashion. Clothing styles do not stand still and neither does Dorothy Perkins who have set their sights firmly on the future of affordable fashion for women.
Selling a broad selection of clothing tastes in sizes that compliment all body shapes and curves. Ladies dresses, jeans tops and coats in the best and most up to date fashions. You can be certain they will have all the essential bags, shoes and jewellery accessories to go with and match your outfit.