The History

The history of the Salvatore Ferragamo Group is an eventful one, which has characterised its growth and development and enabled it to become one of the key players on the international luxury market.
 

1927

Salvatore Ferragamo incorporates his first Company, based in Florence, focusing on the study, creation, manufacture and sale of ladies' footwear


1938

opening of the first "Salvatore Ferragamo" single-brand directly-operated stores (DOS) in Italy (Florence and Rome) and the UK (London)
 


1948

opening of the first DOS in the USA (New York)


1965

presentation of the first leather goods and ready-to-wear ladies' wear collections


1971

development of the silk and accessories collection


1975-80's

development of the footwear and menswear collection


1986

opening of the first DOS in Asia (Hong Kong)


1991

opening of the first DOS in Japan (Nagoya)


1994

opening of the first DOS in China (Shanghai)


1995

opening of the first DOS in South Korea (Seoul) and inauguration of the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence


1997

incorporation of Ferragamo Parfums, a joint venture with Bulgari S.p.A. for the creation and distribution of perfumes


1998

commencement of business on the eyewear market
 


1999

opening of the first DOS in Latin America (Mexico City)


2001

acquisition of Bulgari S.p.A.'s entire holding in Ferragamo Parfums


2006

opening of the first DOS in India (Mumbai)


2008

launch of watch line
 


2009

opening of the first flagship store in the Middle East (Dubai)


2009

launch of new website www.ferragamo.com with e-commerce in the main EU countries and the USA


2010

opening of the first single-brand stores in Turkey (Istanbul), Qatar (Doha), Egypt (Cairo) and South Africa (Johannesburg), and the goal of 91 single-brand stores reached in Greater China


2011

Initial Public Offering on Milan Stock Exchange