Founded in 2007 by Philip Chaimo, 56, and Sophia Ciampa, 37, Apricot sells women’s fashion in 11 of its own shops and more than 500 concessions in retailers such as New Look and Outfit in the UK and Ireland. The London company moved into continental Europe six years ago, and now has more than 200 concessions concentrated in Germany and Italy. It has also started trading in North America, helping international sales to reach £15.2m this year.
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