OPEN on the Middle Mall will soon be re-branded as ARK and are looking for an Full time Staff member. Please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
ARK was born out of three clubber's love of music and fashion in the 90's rave scene. We opened our first shop over 20 years ago in the Leeds Corn Exchange originally to sell tickets for the raves, but as we started to make merchandise for our iconic club nights - we became part of the Leeds fashion scene as well. Alongside our ARK beanies and records, we began to stock more and more hard to find underground brands and created our own clothing lines too with Cloak menswear and Hearts and Bows for women.
As the club scene began to die down - our shop began to grow into a fully fledged fashion store. As we grew in size we opened a second store in York in 1994, followed closely by a Sheffield-based ARK store too. Word soon got out about our unique mix of branded fashion and own-label apparel and further stores were added in Nottingham, Derby, Milton Keynes, Castleford and Manchester. We now have 7 stores across the country with more planned in the future.
Along with our in house designed brands Cloak and Hearts and Bows, we are delighted to continue to bring you the very best street - wear brands including Fred Perry, Carhartt, Cheap Monday, Motel, Ginger Fizz, The Ragged Priest and more. We're about being the first to the biggest trends- whether that's a new shape or an underground label that's coming up - we bring it to you on the high-street before any one else.