Office, the trendy British shoe retailer, is launching a new branded footwear line next Fall, called “Ask the Missus,” that will comprise up to 20 styles for men and women. Office is also continuing its expansion plans, with store openings planned this year at Bromley in Kent, Bath, Richmond, Exeter and the Bluewater shopping center. The aim is to increase the number of stores from the current 25 to 45 by mid-2005.