our history

1930

Evans is founded by a manufacturer called Jack Green and subsequently run by his son in law, Cyril Spencer, as a limited company.

1971

Burton Group acquire Evans and it becomes part of a public company for the first time in 40 years.

1974

Evans Mail Order is introduced and becomes a small but profitable part of the business.

1988

Evans is recognised as the UK market leader for 16+ womenswear and the flagship store opens at Marble Arch.

1993

We capture over 30% of the country's size 20 - 32 market.

1998

Evans now has 160 Stores nationwide.

2000

We win the Prima Awards for Best 16+ Fashion Retailer for the first time. We then go on to win it 14 years running!

2005

David Bailey campaign launched in windows, Evans appears in Vogue for the first time.

2006

Evans is awarded the Best Plus Size Fashion in the Company High Street Fashion Awards. The 'Evans Essentials' account card is launched and the ‘Created for Curves’ TV ad campaign airs.

2007

Designer swim and the beachwear range by Ann Louise Roswald launches. Evans is again awarded the Best Plus Size Collection in the Company High Street Fashion Awards.

2008

The Georgina Goodman shoe range launches in store. The White City flagship store opens in the largest in-town shopping and leisure destination in Europe, Westfield London.

2009

The exclusive Beth Ditto at Evans collection launches in July.

2012

Evans continues its collaborations with high end designers Clements Ribeiro and Alex Monroe.