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Monsoon is planning to expand its chain of 1,000 fashion stores with 140 new outlets over the next year, including expansion into the US, Latin America and China.
Monsoon, the chain of 858 fashion stores, is considering a bid from its founder and chairman to return to private ownership, in a deal that values the business at £755m.
Monsoon has bought 47 stores from Etam for £43m, taking its total chain of fashion stores to about 300.
Monsoon is planning to set up a chain of childrenswear stores, following the success of a trial at Brent Cross, London.
Monsoon is considering plans to open two more fashion superstores this year, and is also seeking acquisitions abroad.
Monsoon is planning to open 10 to 15 fashion stores in the UK over the next year and up to 30 overseas.
Monsoon is planning to expand its chain of 145 fashion outlets with a further five over the next six months, and its chain of 149 Accessorize outlets will be expanded with a further seven.
Monsoon is planning to expand its Accessorize brand overseas by opening franchised shops in Japan, Saudi Arabia and the US.
Monsoon is planning to open 20 Accessorize and two Monsoon fashion stores in the US, and is in talks with a joint venture partner.
Monsoon is planning to expand its chain of Accessorize accessories stores in both the UK and overseas.
Monsoon plans to open a further 40 women's fashion stores over the next year, as it claims that store locations have become easier to find.