The Fat Face Story

It all began in 1988, two friends desperately trying to avoid working for a living and enjoying all that the French Alps had to offer. The life was too good to end soon, but money was running short.
A plan was needed! Design some sweatshirts, sell them at night, ski during the day, stick around till Spring then head for the beach. Fat Face had been born.

Check out the timeline of our history...

  • 1988 - Fat Face is born

    1988 - Fat Face is born

  • 1992 - Our first store opens

    1992 - Our first store opens

  • 1998 - 19 Stores

    1998 - 19 Stores

  • 2005 - Our founders sell up and and head back to the slopes

    2005 - Our founders sell up and and head back to the slopes

  • 2008 - 141 Stores

    2008 - 141 Stores

  • 2010 - Anthony Thompson takes the helm

    2010 - Anthony Thompson takes the helm

  • 2013 - Celebrating 25 Years of Fat Face

    2013 - Celebrating 25 Years of Fat Face

  • Future - Watch this space

    Future - Watch this space

Today, our entrepreneurial spirit has helped us grow into a successful brand with over 200 stores across the UK and Ireland, a high performing website offering delivery to customers worldwide and a UK contact centre delivering exceptional customer service.

And we're not stopping there! There are many more adventures to come, but one thing will always remain at the heart of everything we do; passion for our customers and delivering quality kit with outstanding service to help them enjoy all of their adventures.