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Initially specialising in furs, this Italian fashion and accessories house now under the creative direction of Karl Lagerfeld.

Vital statistics

  • 1925 Established
  • Public Type
  • 1,001 - 5,000 Number of employees
  • 117 Stores
  • Rome, Italy HQ
  • LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton Parent Group

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Fendi is an Italian luxury fashion house whose specialties include fur and leather goods. The company also produces fragrances, eyewear and timepieces. The brand is well known for its accessories which include the Fendi bag bug, and the baguette handbags.

The house was launched in 1925 by Edoardo and Adele Fendi, as a fur and leather shop in Via del Plebiscito, Rome; but today is a multinational luxury goods brand owned by LVMH. Karl Lagerfeld is the womenswear creative director, although he shares his bow with Silvia Venturini Fendi, a scion of the family who is the creative director of accessories and menswear.

Fendi launched its first perfume, Fendi for Women, in 1985. Fendi's eyewear line is licensed to The Safilo Group and includes prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses in addition to non-prescription sunglasses. Fendi bought watch producer Taramax in 2014, bringing its timepiece production in house.

Source: Wikipedia

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