About Us

Primark is a leading international clothing retailer, employing more than 70,000 colleagues in 14 countries – and growing. Everything we do is built around everyday affordability: from great quality essentials to standout style, trend setters to multi-generational families, everyone is welcome at Primark.
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Our first store opens in Dublin, Ireland, as Penney's. It's still the name of the 36 stores we have in Ireland today.

Primark was founded by Arthur Ryan in 1969 as Penney's (not that one...), a shop in Mary Street, Dublin, to bring affordable clothes to Ireland.

Today we’re an international retailer with more than 70,000 team members in 14 countries, but we're still built on the same foundation: everyday affordability for all. From great quality essentials to standout womenswear, menswear and kidswear style, plus our beauty, homeware and accessories, there's something for everyone at Primark. Fueled by creativity and a true passion for what we do, we're constantly innovating to create design-led fashion and everyday essentials at wallet-friendly prices.

We’ve kept our strong Irish roots, but today you’ll find Primark up and down the UK, across mainland Europe, expanding into Central and Eastern Europe and just getting going in the US. With over 400 stores in 14 countries in Europe and the US, we see opportunities for growth in all our markets, expecting to reach 530 stores by the end of 2026.

Our stores are at the heart of who we are as a business. We're always thinking ahead, adding new and exciting in-store services like beauty and food and drink outlets to create true retail destinations. Digital plays an increasingly important role in sharing our story and engaging our customers. We have over 24 million fans engaging in our content across our social channels. And we’re rolling out a brand new customer website for all our markets, showcasing a much bigger range of what we sell and providing customers with availability by store.

Affordability has always been at the heart of Primark. Our vision now is to make more sustainable fashion affordable for everyone. We’re focused on giving our clothes a longer life, protecting life on the planet, and improving the lives of the people who make our collections. That’s why we’ve set out to change the way our clothes are made with our Primark Cares strategy, a wide-reaching program of commitments we’re working to achieve by 2030. This includes ensuring our clothes will be made from recycled or more sustainably sourced materials; halving carbon emissions throughout our entire value chain; and pursuing a living wage for workers in the supply chain. Already over a quarter of our clothes are more sustainable, which customers can find in store by looking for the Primark Cares label's blue heart. You can find out about these commitments and more here.

Primark Stores Limited is registered in England and Wales under company number 00453448. Our registered office is at Weston Centre, 10 Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 4QY. We are a limited company.

Company Name: Primark US Corp. Company Number: 11000486717/ 5514115 Tax Number: FEIN/TIN 47-1063988 Registered office: 101 Arch Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02110 USA