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The Global Gucci Empire

The famous Gucci name comes from its founder Guccio Gucci, fashion designer and businessman who founded the company in 1921. Gucci was inspired by the luggage guests brought in during his time working at a hotel. His first foray into retail and fashion consisted of a shop which concentrated on selling fine leather goods tinged with an undeniably classic style. Gucci would eventually employ his sons to assist with increasing the company’s reach, broadening its reach into Rome, Milan, and Florence.

Thanks to its tremendous, Gucci’s sons took the reins and continued to expand into the 1950s, eventually New York City-based offices where the Gucci name and its merchandise earned a massive following with movie stars and those leading a jet setting lifestyle. During the 1960s and 1970s Gucci was practically unstoppable.

Nowadays, the words ‘Gucci’ and ‘luxury’ go hand in hand. The company’s fashions are a fixture on red carpets and the name is frequently mentioned in music to signify expensive tastes. There are over seventy Gucci stores across the globe and its merchandise remains one of the most consistently copied in the world.

This update is by the Robert V. Glaser Business website. Glaser is an industry veteran with decades of experience in banking, private equity, and more. His experience includes his many years working for global manager of alternative investment products Investcorp and he also dedicates his time to various charitable causes including YoungArts Foundation, Chapman Partnership, and more. You can learn more about Robert by visiting the Robert V. Glaser personal website or Robert V. Glaser Giving website.