About Us



Founded in 2007 on the British coast of Southend-On-Sea, The Ragged Priest started life as a humble eBay store selling a mix of vintage finds and hand-picked treasures from car boot sales and textile recycling warehouses.

Growing ever popular this evolved into setting up shop with a concession in London’s, at the time, iconic Oxford Circus Topshop where carefully selected vintage pieces turned to customisation, more specifically studding.

This process paid off when The Ragged Priest got its big break in 2012, when Rihanna hit Coachella in a pair of studded shorts.

Demand skyrocketed and the brand really started to come into its own. In 2013, with growing demand from online stores such as ASOS & Zalando, we began to realise our vintage, one-of-a-kind business model was not one that we could scale. Our design team started developing our own collections and the brand hasn’t looked back since. 

The Ragged Priest collections combine directional fashion pieces with their own unique spin on emerging trends. While the brand has evolved considerably from creating one-off, customised pieces, it stays true to its roots and maintains its original and authentic edge.


The Cult Classic line up pays homage to staple jean cuts from the archive including high rise Cougar Mom jeans, classic Dad jeans, low rise baggy fits, combat jeans and 90-inspired street sweepers. Designed in 100% organic cotton, with signature Ragged cross back pocket stitching and vegan back tab.


The Ragged Priest has built up an array of high profile fans from creative talent to leading social media influencers. With the help of our large social media following, The Ragged Priest is now a globally established brand with a hugely successful online store, a showroom in the heart of East London and new London flagship shop location is coming soon.

Over 200 stockists represent the brand across 30 countries worldwide (including USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy) and what started out as a labour of studded love is now a distinguished force to be reckoned with. Despite the considerable growth The Ragged Priest is not a corporate company and remains to be as personal and organic as possible meaning creative freedom can be maintained throughout the curation process.


The first-ever partnership between PUMA and The Ragged Priest is a celebration of self-expression and individuality. The collaboration pays homage to the design signatures of both brands.

If you would talk to our Wholesale Team about our products, please email wholesale@theraggedpriest.com


Registered Company name: Salvation Brands Ltd
Organisation no: 14938901
Registered Office: 27 Phipp Street, London, EC2A 4NP