Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The History of Style - Fendi, Prada, Gucci

(Prada shop in Milano)
Fendi began as a leather and fur shop in 1025 in Rome Italy. Today it is  a high fashion house and multinational luxury goods brand lead by Karl Lagerfeld.

Prada - Started in 1913 by the Prada brothers, Mario and Martino, Prada was a leather goods shop in Milan, Italy. Despite the fact that Mario did not feel that woman should be involved in business, his daughter Luisia Prada took over the business as his successor. She ran the business for nearly twenty years and passed it on to her daughter, Miuccia Prada in 1978.

Gucci - Started in 1921 bu Guccio Gucci the luxury retailer expanded in 1938 and opened a boutique in Rome. Gucci continued to design many of the trademark items thru the 1940's and 1950's.

It is so intriguing to read about the history of these now iconic companies; to learn about how long and hard people have to work to build something great. There is no such thing as an overnight success or a get rich quick plan.  Perseverance,  quality and passion are keys to going the distance.

So the next time you go shopping for a luxury item, a hand bag, shoes, or your favorite accessory, remember that your vision for your life and the things you wish to achieve may leave a legacy for future generations to enjoy!

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