The Heartbeat of Fashion, Celebrating Design and Style That is Confident and Individual
DEPT seamlessly combines feelings and fashion from the heart, making the brand reliable and inspiring since 1996. Full of international flavour, DEPT is constantly evolving fashion, packed with magical moments and global references, translated into a conversation that is easy to understand for women of all ages and walks of life, all of whom we treat as our friends. We work from the heart to perpetually provide those friends with fresh designs that they keep on coming back for. It is a very personal relationship between the stores, the brand and you. Once you get to know us, we really are the brand that you can trust.
We Create Ten Collections Per Year
With each collection we present a familiar feeling in the composition, through a logical structure in the use of materials, a clear handling of colours and designs, plus the right proportion of eye-catchers and must-have basics. Elaborate themes, with the emphasis on new shapes and designs, carry a strong character and a clear signature. Our collections always champion a rich collage of pattern and colour with fun details. It is what we are famous for, and proud of it. Each collection has its own colour signature and aura, and is always 100% DEPT.
It’s a shaded view this season. We create an exciting mismatch with blurred, spotted and smoky photoprints together with a wide selection of !owers. Steal the spotlight in the chic and upbeat polka dot trend, like our dotted denim in black-on-black. Complete the look with ‘starry’ universe prints, a perfect match for when evening wear becomes daywear. Getting dressed up is all about having fun. Be the ultimate display of your own style. Party dresses are hot! No other piece has such power to make you fall in love, and this season you will. A wide selection, from sexy and strapless dresses to more sturdy and relaxed shapes.
The New Store Concept
Showcasing Our Collections
In November 2009 DEPT launched a brand new Retail concept. Working with renowned Architect firm Bear & Bunny, DEPT have created a unique and impactful brand environment for you to absorb the full DEPT brand experience. Fusing inspiration from The Atelier, mixed with the richness of our own Fashion magazines and photostudio vibe, the concept creates a warm and inviting environment to showcase the rich colours and prints of the collections. Fabulous merchandising is on quick rotation and the routing maps out a perfect retail experience. The first store was launched in Utrecht. And new stores followed in Rotterdam, and Eindhoven. DEPT’s retail concept has also expanded into a fully functioning ‘shop-in-shop’ concept with key multibrand retailers throughout Europe. To find your nearest DEPT store, please click here.
Tommy Netten, had a vision for the Dutch market: to create a retail environment that was new to the territory, inspired by creative retailing of New York. So in the mid 90’s the first DEPT store was opened in Utrecht. It wasn’t long until a small collection of own-branded products were introduced. By 1996 a full collection was being designed, and the next step was to sell this brand wholesale, first in Holland, and then around the world. This developed to 6 DEPT stores in Holland, and the DEPT Collection has been embraced in over 1800 stores worldwide, with distribution partners in over 18 countries.
Dept has a Global Network of Showrooms and Distributors
As well as the original showroom in the south of Holland, DEPT is constantly expanding its distribution newtwork, with representation throughout Europe and America and new showrooms in Amsterdam, Belgium, Berlin, Copenhagen and Los Angeles.
DEPT. bv, Mangaan 11, 5234 GD, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
T. +31 (0)73 644 34 34 F. +31 (0)73 644 33 33 firstname.lastname@example.org
DEPT Germany GmbH
Spain & PORTUGAL
Codav Import Export Inc.
Shop & Trade SA
Puro Fashion GmbH
DEPT BV USA, Inc
Corporate Social Responsibility
How we do business:
This part of our website tells you about how DEPT manages its social, environmental and ethical responsibilities. We are convinced that taking a considered and responsible approach must be an integral part of our overall approach.
Quality is about more than making sure that our products meet or exceed our customers’ expectations. It also means that goods have to be manufactured under fair conditions and that our consumers are aware of our approach to our policy of engagement. This is part of an essential prerequisite for DEPT’s continued sustainability and growth mission.
The contents below explain how we want to achieve this and have been divided into 3 categories:
A: Our corporate standards.This details our requirements around human rights.
B: The environmental standard.This calls for being aligned to the legislations concerning the environment, health and safety.
C: Documentation our business partners must maintain. This calls for facts and evidence in terms of overall compliance to our requirements.
DEPT B.V. and it’s entities (herein after referred to as DEPT) require all their Vendors and Suppliers to operate their business in accordance with the following standards:
General Principle – DEPT Vendors and Suppliers shall operate in full compliance with all national and local laws, rules and regulations applicable to their business operations.
Employment Standards – With regard to the employment of any and all employees of DEPT Vendors and Suppliers shall comply with the following Standards:
1. Forced Labor: DEPT Vendors and Suppliers shall not use forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor, or otherwise. No Employee can be compelled to work through force, the threat of force or intimidation of any form.
2. Child Labor: DEPT Vendors and Suppliers shall not employ persons who are younger than 15 years old (or 14 years old where permitted by the applicable laws), or who are younger than the age for completing compulsory education in their country of employment where such age is higher than 15.
3. Harassment or Abuse: DEPT Vendors and Suppliers shall acknowledge that their Employees have the right to have a workplace free from physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse and Vendors and Suppliers shall treat Employees with respect and dignity.
4. Discrimination: DEPT Vendors and Suppliers shall not discriminate in employment, including hiring, salary, benefits, advancement, training, disciplines, termination or retirement, on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, or social or ethnic origin.
5. Right of Association and Collective Bargaining: DEPT Vendors and Suppliers shall recognize and respect the rights of Employees’ to organize and join associations of their own choosing, and to bargain collectively.
6. Wages: DEPT Vendors and Suppliers recognize that Employees should be fully compensated for all time worked and be provided with a clear and written accounting for every pay period. Vendors and Suppliers shall pay Employees at least
a: the minimum wage required by the applicable law or
b: the prevailing industry wage, whichever is higher. In addition to their compensation for regular hours of work, Employees shall be compensated for overtime hours at least at the premium rate legally required by the applicable law or, in those countries where such laws do not exist, at a rate exceeding their regular hourly compensation rate.
Hours of Work: DEPT Vendors and Suppliers shall not require their Employees to work on a regular basis more than sixty hours or the requirement by the applicable law, whichever is shorter per week, including overtime. Vendors and Suppliers shall allow Employees at least one day off in every seven day period on a regular basis and a paid annual leave required by the applicable law.
Benefits: DEPT Vendors and Suppliers shall provide their Employees all legally mandated benefits.
Health and Safety: DEPT Vendors and Suppliers shall provide a safe and healthy working environment, including, but not limited to adequate lighting, heating and ventilation systems and protection from fire, accidents, and hazardous substances. Employees shall have access at all times to sanitary facilities which are adequate and clean. When residential facilities are provided for Employees, the same standards should apply.
DEPT Vendors and Suppliers shall comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations and shall work towards further improving environmental conservation. Further, Vendors and Suppliers shall operate the business with consideration for environment and safety by saving resources and energy, reducing emissions, by implementing environmentally-aware purchasing, and by preventing pollution.
C: Documentation and Inspection
DEPT Vendors and Suppliers shall maintain all documents necessary to demonstrate compliance with this Policy and any applicable laws, and submit these documents to DEPT upon DEPT B.V.‘s request. Further, DEPT shall have the right to conduct inspections or shall have the right to have DEPT B.V.‘s designated independent monitor conduct such inspections to determine if Vendors and Suppliers comply with DEPT Standards and the applicable laws with or without prior notice by DEPT Vendors and Suppliers shall accept such inspections.