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Jimmy Choo

Specialising in high-end footwear, this British brand was founded by Malaysian-born designer Choo and former editor Tamara Mellon.

Vital statistics

  • 1996 Established
  • Private Type
  • 501 - 1,000 Number of employees
  • £85.3 million (2010) Revenue
  • London, United Kingdom HQ
  • Labelux Group Parent Group

Key people

  • Pierre Denis Chief Executive

Company Snapshot

Company Snapshot

Jimmy Choo is a British high fashion house specializing in luxury shoes, designer bags, and accessories. The company, J. Choo Limited, was founded by Malaysian-born couture shoe designer Jimmy Choo and Vogue accessories editor Tamara Mellon in 1996, and registered as such on the United Kingdom register of companies. The company began by making shoes and opened shops in several locations over the following five years, marketing their products as the "Jimmy Choo London" line.

Choo sold his 50% share in the company to Equinox Luxury Holdings Ltd. in 2001. Lion Capital acquired a majority shareholding in November 2004, and the company was sold in 2007 to TowerBrook Capital Partners for £225 million. It was later sold to Labelux, the current owners, for £525.5 million in 2011 with J. Choo Limited still the company name throughout. The company is currently registered under the name J. Choo Limited.

J. Choo Limited is under the purview of chief creative officer Sandra Choi, previously an apprentice under Choo and now the creative director of the company. Choi is the niece of Choo's wife Rebecca. The company produces the Jimmy Choo London line, and the ready-to-wear line has been expanded to include accessories, such as handbags. The company is also responsible for the "Jimmy Choo" website.

Source: Wikipedia

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