5 Things You Didn't Know About Matches Fashion
- The first store, called Matches, was a boutique located in Wimbledon Village. Matches was one of the first UK stores to carry Prada.
- The company was named for the matches that co-founder Tom Chapman left everywhere during an unproductive, late-night brainstorming session with wife and co-founder Ruth Chapman.
- Since 2011, Matches Fashion's VIP clients have had the option of private shopping sessions conducted at No.23, an elegant, six-floor Georgian townhouse in London's Marylebone.
- Every Matches Fashion client can take advantage of the MyStylist service. It's available 24/7, and you can get help with fashion, gift, and product questions.
- With the Matches Fashion app, Apple and Android users can instantly find products that match their style and shop from wherever they happen to be.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at Matches Fashion
When using a mobile device, request a desktop version of the site to avoid difficulty entering information. You must enter coupon codes from your shopping bag because you cannot add them later. The textbox is on the left hand side at the bottom of the page. You can shop as a guest by entering your email on the sign in page, or you can create an account. On the shipping page, fill in your shipping address, and save it to view shipping options. You can choose to add a gift message, and you can also choose between Matches Fashion's marbled packaging or plain recycled and recyclable eco packaging. Either choice is free. Choose your payment method on the payment page. From that page, you can also edit your shipping address, review your shipping method, add a gift message, change your packaging choice, and add your billing address if it is different from the shipping address.
Matches Fashion Review
Like Farfetch Design and Luisa Via Roma, Matches Fashion features on-trend, luxury fashion collections of clothing and accessories for men and women from new and established designers around the world. Among the over 400 designers represented are Gucci, Valentino, Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Burberry, Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Vetements, and Dolce & Gabbana. Matches Fashion is known as the world's most stylish online luxury retailer.
Founders Tom and Ruth Chapman started with one boutique that opened just southwest of London in Wimbledon Village in 1987. Ten years later, the couple opened the second Matches' store in Richmond London. The Notting Hill store, on Ledbury Road, followed in 1999.
In 2004, Matches began promoting their designer lines and products through their own self-published magazine. The fourth Matches' store, London's Marylebone High Street store, opened in 2008. That same year, Matches moved its headquarters to Clapham.
In 2011, Matches presented VIP clients with a new shopping option, a private shopping townhouse, and then, in 2013, Matches rebranded the stores and the website to become MatchesFashion.com. In 2014, the company opened a new London store, the Wimbledon High Street store.
In the eventful year of 2015, the company launched Raey, its own line of men's and women's fashions; Tom and Ruth Chapman stepped back from operations to become Executive Co-chairmen with Ulric Jerome serving as CEO; Rachel Proud was named as creative director; and the MatchesFashion.com website was redesigned to be fully responsive regardless of the device used to access it.
Attempting to keep up with 2015, in 2016, the MatchesFashion.com headquarters moved again, to London's The Shard; the company opened its first outlet store at London's Hackney Walk; and clients were offered another shopping option with the launch of a mobile app for both Apple and Android devices.
As Matches Fashion says, they designed their app to make modern luxury shopping even easier. Through the app, you receive news of the latest additions to the Matches Fashion style inventory. The app is also able to sync with your online account and use its intuitive browsing feature to instantly show you fashions that match your taste and look. Fast working filters enable you to search and sort as you shop to help you quickly find exactly what you were hoping to find.
If you need help with finding what you need, you can contact MyStylist, Matches Fashion's shopping concierge, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The MyStylist service is available to all Matches Fashion clients. MyStylist fashion insiders can help you find selections to update your wardrobe, make suggestions for putting a look together and styling it, answer questions about products, help you with gift ideas, and place orders for you. MyStylist even provides a gift wrapping service. If you live in London, MyStylist can arrange for same day delivery.
VIP clients and designers alike can take advantage of Matches Fashion's elegant private shopping townhouse, No.23, in London's Marylebone. The six floors of the Georgian mansion mix modern art and mid-century modern furniture with antique pieces to create an inviting, elegant environment. The artwork includes grouped design sketches by top designers, and the six floors feature four private shopping suites. Stylists and a tailor are available on site to help put together a whole new wardrobe for a new season or to help groups of friends with gift shopping or preparations for a special event. You can even schedule a personalized trunk showing.
Designers and artists can reserve No.23 for launches, exhibitions, pop-up stores, client soirees, and more.
Appearances aside, fashion isn't necessarily about having to try hard to be stylish. This YouTube video from Matches Fashion, entitled Effortless Style captures effortless day through night style perfectly.
Matches Fashion Social Media Links
Matches Fashion has two Facebook pages, MatchesFashion.com Woman and MatchesFashion.com Man. Both pages offer styling tips, updates on newly arrived fashions, and links to interviews with fashion notables, reviews of hotels and restaurants, news from Fashion Week, and other articles from Matches Fashion's Style Report. You can also follow Matches Fashion's posts to their men's and women's Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube accounts from their respective men's and women's Facebook pages. In addition, you can message Matches Fashion from their Facebook pages and receive a response within about an hour.
Matches Fashion's Twitter accounts for men and women include the same fashion and lifestyle posts as you find on Facebook. You can also read what bloggers and others are saying about Matches Fashion and seek inspiration from those whom Matches Fashion follows.