Brand Name: Gucci
Other Product Lines: Eyewear, Handbags, Luggage, Watches, Jewelry, Shoes, Leather Goods
Guccio Gucci founded The House of Gucci in 1921. It was a family-owned business that specialized in selling leather goods to horsemen. Over the years, Gucci built a reputation for its excellent quality, hiring only the best craftsmen to work in its atelier. In 1951 the first Gucci store was opened in Milan. In 1953, Guccio Gucci died, and the business was passed on to his four sons who opened the first overseas Gucci store in Manhattan the same year. In the ’60s Gucci introduced their timeless designs: lush butterfly and floral patterns, the original Gucci loafer, and the double-G logo for buckles and other accessories. Frida Giannini is the current creative director of the entire Gucci brand.