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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 1927

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

1971 1971

development of the silk and accessories collection

1994 1994

opening of the first DOS in China (Shanghai)

1999 1999

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

2009 2009

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

1938 1938

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

1975-80's 1975-80's

development of the footwear and menswear collection

1995 1995

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

2001 2001

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

2009 2009

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

1948 1948

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

1986 1986

opening of the first DOS in Asia (Hong Kong)

1997 1997

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

2006 2006

opening of the first DOS in India (Mumbai)

2010 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

1965 1965

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

1991 1991

opening of the first DOS in Japan (Nagoya)

1998 1998

commencement of business on the eyewear market

2008 2008

launch of watch line

2011 2011

Initial Public Offering on Milan Stock Exchange