Marks & Spencer is launching a mail- order clothing catalogue next year in response to increased demand for home shopping.
The new clothing division will join M&S’ 85m home furnishings, flowers, hampers and wine mail order operations, which have developed over the past ten years.
Business clothing is already sold through mail order and a school wear trial, which took place last year, will roll out nationally this year. The new catalogue will be primarily aimed at adults.
A spokeswoman for M&S says details, such as whether the catalogue will contain the same clothing ranges as those in-store, have not been decided.
The catalogue will be tested next spring with a spring collection. Customers will be able to pay for their orders on M&S account cards.
Offices and warehouses have been developed in Warrington, Cheshire, to run the operation, and M&S is recruiting staff with mail order experience.
The spokeswoman will not comment on whether the catalogue launch will be accompanied by an advertising campaign.