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Boden is a London-based clothing company, founded in 1991 by Johnnie Boden. The company sells clothes that are available through mail order, online and telephone in the UK, US and Germany.

Boden also has two shops in London and Surrey, a warehouse in Leicester and a second warehouse in Pittston, Pennsylvania, USA

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History

Boden was founded by Johnnie Boden in 1991 and initially launched with eight menswear products. Womenswear was introduced in 1992. Childrenswear (Mini Boden) was launched in 1996. The website www.boden.co.uk was launched in April 1999. In 2002, the company expanded to America, and launched the US website, which now accounts for 30% of sales. Boden’s first shop opened in 2004 in Hanger Lane, London. The company launched a baby range in 2007. Boden’s second shop in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey opened in 2007. The company began trading in Germany in 2007, and launched www.bodendirect.de, the German website. [1]

Products

Boden has a reputation for designing bright, attractive clothes for the middle classes <[1]>, <[2]>. Its collections are made up of the Boden range for men and women, Mini Boden for girls and boys aged 2–14 and Baby Boden for newborns to two-year-olds; new collections are launched every season.

Financial performance

In the summer of 2007, with more than a million regular customers, Boden announced a 60% rise in profits as its sales increased by 25% to £128.5m. The firm employs over 600 staff. <[3]>

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