Tom Williams


ARK is well known as one of the country's leading retailers, setting trends and making sure shoppers stay up to date with the latest looks and labels.

We started out back in 1992, when we opened our first store in The Corn Exchange, Leeds, originally to sell music tickets and fill a gap in the market for a fresh, street wear retailer that would appeal to young, edgy shoppers.

The store was an immediate success and quickly grew in size, leading us to open a second in York in 1994, followed closely by a Sheffield-based ARK shop.

Word soon got out about our unique mix of branded fashion and own-label apparel and further stores were added in Nottingham, Derby and Manchester.

Stocking a multitude of innovative and leading labels such as Superdry, Religion Clothing, Fred Perry, Carhartt, Humor, Glamorous and Motel Clothing, ARK is a one-stop for style-savvy shoppers. This is especially thanks to our popular own brands Hearts & Bows for girls and Cloak for the guys.

After an outstanding reaction from customers we opened our very first Hearts and Bows standalone store in Manchester's city centre in July 2012, bringing together a vintage vibe with the latest in clothing, footwear and accessory trends.

Ark now has 10 stores across the country, employing around 200 talented people.

You can shop online, as well as in-store, by heading to for the latest in men's and women's fashion, plus plenty of tips and trends for how to get the look.

To keep up to date with our latest collections, competitions and news you can follow us online.

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