Debenhams Plc operates as a holding company, which engages in the sale of fashion clothing and accessories, cosmetics and products for use in the home. It operates through the UK and International segments. The UK segments comprises of sales from its UK stores and online sales to UK addresses. The International segment consists of sales to international franchise partners, sales from its stores in Denmark and the Republic of Ireland, and online sale to addresses outside of the UK. Its product categories include women, beauty, home & furniture, men, kids, lingerie, shoes, gifts & toys, electrical, designer and weddings. The company was founded by William Clark in 1778 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.