River Island

River Island is a London-headquartered high street fashion brand, which operates in a number of worldwide markets. Set up in 1948, by Bernard Lewis and his brothers in London. River Island is a private company owned by the Lewis family.

River Island
TypePrivate company
IndustryFashion, Clothing, Textiles, Retail
Founded1948; 74 years ago (1948): Lewis Separates
FounderBernard Lewis and brothers
London, England
United Kingdom
Number of locations
Head Office: West London Tech Hub: East London
Key people
Will Kernan (CEO)
Bernard Lewis (Founder, President)
Clive Lewis (Deputy Chairman, son of Bernard Lewis)
Ben Lewis (Non-Executive, nephew of Bernard Lewis)
Vanessa Lewis(Creative Director, Bernard's wife)
Leonard Lewis (Non-Executive, son of Bernard Lewis)
ProductsWomen's, Men's and Children's Clothing, Footwear, and Accessories
Revenue£877.7m (December 2018)[1]
£42.2m (December 2018)[1]
OwnerFamilies of Bernard and David Lewis
ParentLewis Trust Group
DivisionsWomenswear, Menswear, Kidswear

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