In 1980 Rob was selling home-made candles from his stand in Portobello Road market when he met Eri, who was selling Alpaca wool ponchos. Both keen to travel and find interesting and unusual things to bring back for their customers they decided to set up in business together. They rented an underground car park in Kentish Town, London and Rex International was born.
After many trips to south East Asia, the underground car park (which flooded when it rained) became too small for them, and they moved to a warehouse in Acton. There they continued to expand, selling home furnishings and artefacts from all over the world.
By 1994 it was time to move again to a 100,000 sq ft warehouse in Acton, from where we still operate today.
Gifts began to play a strong part in Rex’s business and by 2004 we had started to design and manufacture our own product ranges. Today, the vast majority of gifts are unique to Rex and all design work is done by our in-house team of designers, Craig, Jan, Les and Nadia, along with some ‘active’ consultation with our buyers Candy and Nigel.
In 2005 our website and brand name Dotcomgiftshop were launched and all our products are now sold under this brand name direct to the public.
So, whether you’re looking for something for someone special, or just indulging yourself, here at DotComGiftShop we have something gorgeous for everyone and for every occasion…you can rely on us.
DotComGiftShop is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rex International limited ( established in 1980 )
Rex International limited/dotcomgiftshop
Unit 3-4 Allied Way
London W3 0RL
Vat: 340 6615 75
Co.Registration no : 1578798
Data Protection Rex International Limited is registered with the Information Commissioner in the UK as a “data controller” in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. Further details of the registration are available at www.ico.gov.uk