Debenhams Plc operates as a holding company, which engages in the sale of fashion clothing and accessories, beauty and gifting products, and products for use in the home. It operates through the UK and International geographical segments. The UK segment consists of the UK store and online retail business. The International segment comprises of subsidiaries in the Republic of Ireland and Denmark, together with international franchise and online operations. The company was founded by William Clark in 1778 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.