Matalan is one of the UK's leading clothing and homeware retailers offering quality fashion and homeware at up to half the equivalent high street price.
John Hargreaves, the founder of Matalan, discovered the out of town retail US concept that sold a range of food and non-food products at low prices in the 1970's. John decided to implement the same retail concept in the UK, so in 1985 the first Matalan store opened in Preston. Since then Matalan has grown significantly and by 1995 there were 50 stores across the UK. In 1997, in order to cope with Matalan's growth, the head office was relocated from Preston to Skelmersdale along with a new distribution centre. Matalan now trades from 5 million square feet in over 200 stores.
Shopping at Matalan offers great quality at prices that simply can't be matched anywhere elsewhere. By buying direct from the manufacturer and having convenient out of town stores with low overheads, Matalan is able to offer unbeatable value for money.
With an average 30,000 sq. ft per store, Matalan offers a comprehensive selection of quality homeware, ladies', men's and children's clothing and footwear - all under one roof. Matalan stocks all the latest looks, from modern basics to classic styles, with a great selection of top brands and clothes from top designers like Jeff Banks, Calvin Klein and Farah, there's fashion for all the family.