The Office chain of shoe stores, called Office London when it was founded in 1981, carries a variety of name brand shoes. Brands include Adidas and Nike, boots like Red Wing and Dr. Martens, and designer brands such as DKNY and Hugo Boss.
The original store earned its name because it was constructed used secondhand office furniture. The store has additional locations throughout the United Kingdom. International locations include Ireland, Germany and the United States, specifically in New York, Las Vegas and Chicago.
In addition to the more than 100 Office stores throughout the world, the chain has several offshoot brands. Offspring, founded in 1996, focuses on athletic shoes and clothing such as running shorts and socks. Poste and Poste Mistress launched in 2000 and 2001, respectively. Poste is a men's shop that focuses on retail modeled on a traditional gentleman's club experience, with rich wood and leather furnishings and other trappings of the upper classes. Poste also features its own branded footwear in a variety of traditional styles. Poste Mistress features higher-fashion brands such as Vivienne Westwood and Dries van Noten.
Office stores offer over 100 individual brands from the United States and Europe. Additional brands include moccasin manufacturer Minnetonka, boat shoe maker Sperry, and Teva, maker of athletic sandals.