Theo Karpathios is the wholesale and international head of Supergroup, the fashion retailer behind the Superdry brand worn by David Beckham, film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Kristen Stewart and Zac Efron.
He is also a new entry in our UK Greek Rich List section, but, what position has he come in at? How much is he worth? Is the higher than Theo Paphitis? The answer to all these questions can be answered when we release the new edition of GRL in June 2011.
We will be publishing an exclusive interview in the new publication and Theo has also kindly agreed to allow GRL readers the chance to ask him a question? A selection of reader’s questions will be answered and published within the article. Is there something you would like to ask?
Theo began his first business venture in 1987 by importing clothing and accessories from Greece. In 1988 he formed a partnership, with Christo Parthenoglou, to design and manufacture fashion clothing for the UK market, building on the sources of supply in his home market. It was at this point he started his long-standing relationship with Cult LLP by supplying the business during its infancy. In 1996 he started his own retail business in Covent Garden, London (High Jinks), focusing on branded ‘men’s and ladies’ streetwear and, in 2000, he launched a second retail concept (Skate of Mind) dedicated to skateboarding hardware and apparel. He built up the business to eight standalone stores, which he sold in 2004. Theo joined SuperGroup in 2005.
As Chief Executive Officer – Wholesale and International, Theo is responsible for international expansion, UK and overseas wholesale, as well as heading up the parts of the Business dealing with supplier relationships, purchasing, logistics, and marketing.
Superdry stores sell casual sportswear, with a unisex feel, and it’s not uncommon for teen boys and girls to buy the same pair of jeans or the same hooded sweatshirt. The chain claims soccer star David Beckham, “Twilight” actress Kristen Stewart, and actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Zac Efron among its celebrity fans.
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