Karen Millen was founded in 1981 by Kevin Stanford and Karen Millen. With a loan of just £100 they began manufacturing and selling white shirts to their friends. A party plan network followed, and in 1983 they opened their first store in Kent.
The company has continued to expand, and its global presence now stretches from the UK to Europe, Russia, Asia and Australia.
In March 2009 Karen Millen became part of Aurora Fashions.
Gemma Metheringham became creative director in 2006, overseeing a team of 12 designers that work on our ready to wear, accessories and lingerie collections.
We produce 12 collections each season covering day, work, occasion and weekend wear.
Everything in the collections is designed in-house, from the lace used in our famed eveningwear to the embossed hardware on statement bags. In-house pattern cutters complete the team, and help to perfect the flattering fit for which we're famed.
You can feel assured and trust that you have invested in a quality product from a company that values customer satisfaction. We guarantee to represent our products accurately and fairly and to stand by our policies. We understand, however, that internet commerce can be a scary thought for many individuals and have taken steps to help safeguard your purchases and obtain your trust.
1. We provide clearly stated Store Police about how we do business.
2. We never sell or misuse your personal information.
3. Our store is backed by leading industry standards on internet security. We use the stronghold secure server which supports industry-standard 128-bit SSL encryption. Credit card and other information are encrypted during transmittal for hacker safe shopping.