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It was Audrey Hepburn who inadvertently sparked the growth of one of the world's best-loved and most successful fashion and home furnishing companies. Audrey appeared alongside Gregory Peck in the 1953 film "Roman Holiday", sporting a headscarf and so creating a style that became an instant hit around the globe.

Laura AshleyIt was at exactly that time that a young couple, Laura and Bernard Ashley, were starting to produce headscarves as well as table mats and napkins on their kitchen table in a flat in Pimlico. The Ashleys had invested 10 in wood for the screen frame, dyes and a few yards of linen. The scarves were an instant success with stores such as John Lewis and Heal's and put them on the road to becoming an international company with a brand that is recognised around the globe.

Laura AshleyLaura designed the prints and Bernard built the printing equipment, so forging a complementary partnership that was to give the company its unique strength throughout the years. Laura remained in charge of design shortly before her death, while Bernard handled the operational side.

The late 80's saw the knighthood of Sir Bernard Ashley, the opening of prestigious retail sites in London, the launch of the "Mother and Child" collection and "Laura Ashley Home", a range of exclusive home furnishings. Laura Ashley celebrated its 40th anniversary in 1993, the same year that Sir Bernard retired as chairman and became honorary life president. The Ashley family remain interested in the development of the business.Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley is an internationally recognised lifestyle retailer specialising in womenswear, childrenswear and home furnishings. Share in the success of our unique product ranges including stunning chandeliers, luxurious cushions and giftware to crisp cotton bed linen and beautifully hand crafted cabinet furniture. Our womenswear has a definitive, lasting quality that calls on soft, feminine lines and a relaxed approach to dressing.

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