When our adventure began, there were just 12 of us. It was 1981.


Back then the outdoors was about intrepid explorers, but we just wanted to open our front door and have fun. And we wanted everyone else out there with us too.


So we made great products that people could afford, clothing to get them outside and enjoying the fresh air without worrying what it would cost. That’s still what counts for us.


And we’re still doing it. Still thinking of new ways to help people, still inspired by the great outdoors and still hanging by the front door when you need us.


And it’s still what counts for the ramblers, amblers, hikers and bikers. campers and gardeners and daily commuters, dog walkers, show jumpers and multi-tasking mums, picnickers, backpackers, kids playing ball and dads at the footie, urban roamers and beachcombers and puddle-loving children and everyone else we’ve helped start their own adventure.


There were 12 of us


Now there are millions


For every adventure

Julian Charles Home

The Heart Of Your Home Since 1947. Over this time, we have evolved from a small Lancashire business manufacturing ready-made curtains to a multi-channel retailer. We offer a wide range of beautifully made soft furnishings, including quality beddingready-made curtains, luxury cushions, cosy throws and on-trend home decor accessories.

Today we have over 70 outlets right across the UK, from Clacton to Colne, Bideford to Banbridge and Llandudno to Livingston. Julian Charles operates 41 standalone stores, plus concessions in outlets such as Boundary Mill and in leading garden centres.

In June 2020, Julian Charles was acquired by SKG Capital Partners who invested significantly in its online platform, extending the ranges available as well as the delivery opportunities.

What we stand for

Our employees have made Julian Charles what it is today and family values are exceptionally important to us. When we asked our team what the best thing about working at Julian Charles was, they said the people they work with and that is something we are extremely proud of. Several of our staff have worked for the business for over 30 years and grown alongside the company over the years. From our head office staff that include merchandisers, quality control, finance and customer service to our store staff all over the UK, everyone matters here at Julian Charles.

Designed in the UK

We strive to develop products that we know you will love. Many of our products are designed in the UK by our in-house designer. We create a variety of designs to cater for every taste, from classic jacquard prints to trend-led signature pieces. We hope you enjoy our collections as much as we have enjoyed creating them for you.

JD Sports

JD Sports brings together exclusive, elite styles from the biggest footwear and clothing brands around.

Working closely with the best brands of the moment, JD prides itself on providing stylish lines that you simply cannot find anywhere else.

Find exclusive products from the likes of Adidas Originals, Nike, , Converse, Lacoste, Fred Perry, Fila, , Reebok, Timberland and Gio Goi to name just a few.

The Works

The Works, the UK’s leading discount bookstore, is a fantastic store for good quality books at great prices, as well as arts and crafts bits to indulge your hobby.

New Look

New Look offers the latest trends with a wide range of women’s & teen fashion. Ranges available in store include:

  • Womens
  • Shoes
  • Accessories
  • Lingerie
  • Teens

Click & Collect is available in New Look!

M&S Simply Food

M&S Simply Food is fast becoming a popular choice in the UK for its range of high quality food and drinks which will whet anyone’s appetite.


Three is the UK’s fastest growing mobile network. Buy the latest mobile phones and mobile broadband on pay monthly and pay as you go on 3. You can find it inside our Superdrug store at Manchester Fort.


Whether you’re a hiker or a camper, or you just love the outdoors, Trespass has a huge range of outdoor wear, camping items and more to ensure you’re fully kitted up to scale the great outdoors.


Specsavers is an international company providing a trusted eye care service, affordable glasses and contact lenses to a number of countries in Europe and across the globe. Our expert opticians carry out professional eye tests using the latest optical equipment. Our range of glasses features an incredible variety of styles, including designers such as Tommy Hilfiger, Timberland, Max & Co, Replay and many more.

We’re renowned for offering incredible value for money, including special offers like two for one glasses. Manchester Fort Specsavers will also provide a hearing service with fully-trained audiologists offering comprehensive hearing tests and the latest digital hearing aids.

Specsavers now has a new Love Moschino glasses range in store.

Card Factory

Whatever the occasion, Card Factory will be sure to have the card for you. Featuring a wide range of cards, gift and wrapping options, the store is a one-stop destination for all your gift needs.