Our story


History & Timeline of The Original Factory

When we opened our first store back in 1969, our aim was to offer the local community more than just a great range of products and unbeatable value.

We wanted to be the beating heart of their community. To be there for those who needed us. To support local groups and charities and provide jobs to people within the community – and that’s exactly what we did.

From the Scottish Highlands to the Cornish Coast, now over 165 communities benefit from having The Original Factory Shop on their doorstep: saving up to 70% on high street labels and big-name brands like Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Calvin Klein, Slazenger, L’Oreal, Jimmy Choo, Clinique, Max Factor, Rimmel, OPI, Regatta, Trespass, Karrimor, Hoover, Brita, it luggage, Lego, Silentnight, Beldray, Coca-Cola, Pedigree, Cesar, Sheba & many more.

Not only that but new products, brands and promotions are introduced every single week across our men’s and women’s fashions, beauty, home accessories, home furnishings, electricals, plus pets, grocery, and even our own 'party' shop' in 100 stores. Not forgetting, our fantastic seasonal ranges, including Christmas and gardening.

Brands, labels and times may change, but our passion for supporting communities right up and down the country is stronger and more prominent than ever.

Visit your local The Original Factory Shop Facebook page to view the latest offers, competitions and community activity.

Women's Fashion & Clothing In-Store

Men's Fashion & Clothing In-Store

Homeware, Storage & Home Furnishing In-Store

Scented Candles & Diffusers In-Store

Household Laundry & Cleaning Essentials In-Store

In-Store Party Shop & Balloons

Where you can find us