Monsoon was founded in 1973 by Peter Simon who brought hand-crafted and folk-inspired fashion to London, after travelling the globe and setting up a stall on the Portobello Road.
The first Monsoon store was opened in Beauchamp’s Place, Knightsbridge. Accessorize followed in 1984, producing high street accessories. Monsoon Home was launched in 1999, creating a home accessories and gift range. Monsoon Children and Monson Fusion were later added to the family, and in 2012 Monsoon Bridal was extended and launched online.
Today there are over 400 Monsoon and Accessorize stores in the United Kingdom and over 1000 throughout the world.