Kiabi is a French retail company specialising in ready-to-wear for the whole family. The company was founded near Lille, with the first store opened in Roncq in 1978 by Patrick Mulliez. With over 100 million articles sold, Kiabi is one of Europe's main textile retailers and is maintaining its international development.
Kiabi promotes "French fashion at great value" for all the family (ladies, gents, children and babies as well as large sizes for women and men, along with maternity-wear, lingerie and child care). The shops are situated in city suburb retail parks, due to the capacity of consumer, and benefit from regular and varied promotional offers.
Based in Hem, in the north of France near Lille and the Belgian border, Kiabi has set itself a goal of making fashion accessible to all, offering its own range of low-priced brands—including Winch, Decade, Tim Pouce, and P'tit Caïd—as well as a number of name brands, including Complices, Waikiki, Providence, and Fido Dido.
Present in 5 countries, Kiabi aims to keep on expanding the chain, particularly by establishing new retail outlets in France, Southern and Eastern Europe and Russia. By June 2010 Kiabi had 394 points of sale worldwide, including 310 in France, 61 in Spain, 18 in Italy and 4 in Dom-Tom.
Kiabi remains under the control of the powerful Mulliez retailing empire.