Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A., founded in 1927, is the parent company of the Ferragamo Group, one of the major players in the luxury goods industry, which focuses on the creation, manufacture and sale of footwear, leather goods, clothing, silk products, other accessories and perfumes for men and women, all Made in Italy. The product range is completed by eyewear and watches, manufactured under licence by third parties in Italy and abroad, in order to make good use of local skills.
The unique, exclusive design which has always distinguished the Group's products is obtained by combining style, creativity and innovation with the quality and craftsmanship typical of Italian-made goods.
Salvatore Ferragamo products have been made since the 1960s in a select network of workshops.
The Group also develops and distributes perfumes under the "Salvatore Ferragamo" and "Emanuel Ungaro" brands, through its subsidiary Ferragamo Parfums.
The Ferragamo Group is present in Italy and worldwide through companies which enable it to cover the European, American and Asian markets.
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.
Salvatore Ferragamo incorporates his first Company, based in Florence, focusing on the study, creation, manufacture and sale of ladies' footwear
opening of the first "Salvatore Ferragamo" single-brand directly-operated stores (DOS) in Italy (Florence and Rome) and the UK (London)
opening of the first DOS in the USA (New York)
presentation of the first leather goods and ready-to-wear ladies' wear collections
development of the silk and accessories collection
development of the footwear and menswear collection
opening of the first DOS in Asia (Hong Kong)
opening of the first DOS in Japan (Nagoya)
opening of the first DOS in China (Shanghai)
opening of the first DOS in South Korea (Seoul) and inauguration of the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence
incorporation of Ferragamo Parfums, a joint venture with Bulgari S.p.A. for the creation and distribution of perfumes
commencement of business on the eyewear market
opening of the first DOS in Latin America (Mexico City)
acquisition of Bulgari S.p.A.'s entire holding in Ferragamo Parfums
opening of the first DOS in India (Mumbai)
launch of watch line
opening of the first flagship store in the Middle East (Dubai)
launch of new website www.ferragamo.com with e-commerce in the main EU countries and the USA
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
Initial Public Offering on Milan Stock Exchange