Karen Millen is undoubtedly the Queen of the British High Street fashion.
Specialising in luxury tailoring, women’s coats and eveningwear, the Karen Millen empire has expanded from its’ humble beginnings in Maidstone, Kent to owning stores in twenty-three different countries. The Karen Millen eyewear collection is the latest addition with clean and classic ladies styles fit for fashions finest.
Karen Millen herself founded the company in 1981 with Kevin Sandford shortly after graduating from Medway College of Design where she studied Fashion.
Millen had set out as a luxury women’s-wear designer; one who would create pieces for women who take pride in their appearance with a sophisticated yet stylish understated look. The pair took out a loan of just £100 and spent it on 1000 metres of white cotton from which Millen and Stanford manufactured shirts to sell to friends. This simple idea led to their first store in 1983 and through word of mouth and the odd nod of approval, Karen Millen branches quickly sprang up in Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Guildford and London.
Today, her contemporary designs allow the wearer to let their natural beauty shine through whilst remaining elegant and classically styled all at once. Karen Millen became an established high street giant who sold luxury at affordable prices.
In 2004, Karen Millen was acquired by Icelandic Mosaic Fashions and as an independent company; they have worked hard to maintain their thirty-year legacy, progressing their business well into the next decade. The brand continues to have sustainability at the forefront of their ethos by taking their obligation to be a sustainable company seriously. Karen Millen ensures that all employees across their supply chain have their rights protected and work closely with their suppliers to ensure they are adhering to their own strict code of conduct.
The Karen Millen eyewear collection shows that clothes are not the only items they hone to perfection. All Karen Millen sunglasses are designed with relentless attention to detail and unique signature designs with shapes that flatter all. Our women’s range of Karen Millen sunglasses effortlessly add instant sophistication to your look and keep things fresh for the summer season.