Kurt Geiger

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Kurt Geiger
IndustryFootwear and Accessories Retailing
Founded1963; 60 years ago (1963)
FounderKurt Geiger
HeadquartersLondon, England, UK
Number of locations
Area served
Key people
Rebecca Farrar-Hockley (Creative Director)
ProductsKurt Geiger London, KG Kurt Geiger, Miss KG, Carvela and Mini Miss KG
Revenue£260 million (2014)[1]
Number of employees

Kurt Geiger is a luxury British footwear and accessories brand. Kurt Geiger has around 70 stores, and approximately 170 concessions within department stores, including Harrods and Selfridges. Kurt Geiger owns three brands Kurt Geiger London, KG Kurt Geiger and Carvela Kurt Geiger, created by its in-house team.[2]

The Kurt Geiger headquarters is located off Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London. The building, originally dating from the 1970s, was remodelled in 2009 by Archer Architects and is finished in a distinctive red, described as Pompean Red.[3]


The company is named after its Austrian founder.

After a management buyout in 2008, it was sold by Graphite Capital to the U.S.-based brand management company The Jones Group in 2011. In 2014, the Jones Group was acquired by Sycamore Partners, who spun off Kurt Geiger into its own company.[4]

In December 2015, London-based private equity firm Cinven acquired Kurt Geiger from its previous owner, New York-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners, for £245 million.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Grandhi, K (2015-12-14). "Footwear retailer Kurt Geiger acquired by Cinven from Sycamore Partners". International Business Times. Retrieved 2016-06-21.
  2. ^ "Kurt Geiger". The Retail Appointment. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  3. ^ "Kurt Geiger Headquarters Building". archdaily. 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  4. ^ Bawden, Tom; Wood, Zoe (2011-06-02). "Kurt Geiger sale to Jones Group means £20m windfall for shoe chain managers". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-06-20.