Berluti

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Berluti
Subsidiary of public company
Industry Fashion
Founded 1895 (1895)
Founder Alessandro Berluti
Products shoes, boots, leatherware
Owner LVMH
Website www.berluti.com
Berluti, Kobe
Berluti, Hong Kong

Berluti is a company that manufactures and retails shoes and boots solely for men. It is known for its unique leather finishing.[citation needed] It also makes and sells a line of leather goods such as belts, bags, and wallets with similar finish. It is based in Paris on rue Marbeuf. Its artistic director is Alessandro Sartori.[1]

History[edit]

Berluti was founded in 1895 by Italian Alessandro Berluti, and is now run by Olga Squeri (also known as Olga Berluti).[2] The LVMH group acquired Berluti in 1993.

Berluti launched its first prêt-à-porter collections in 2012, and acquired Paris tailor Arny's the same year.

Current status[edit]

Berluti is headed since 2012 by LVMH's CEO Bernard Arnault's son, Antoine Arnault. In March 2014, Isabella Capece Galeota became director of image and communications.[3]

The brand has very limited distribution—in the US it can only be found at their New York and Miami stores, while in Europe it is limited to seven Berluti boutiques, along with an additional six in the Middle East and 25 in Asia.

Clientele[edit]

Past clients include Elizabeth Arden, Robert De Niro, Andy Warhol, Gérard Depardieu, Yves Saint Laurent, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bryan Ferry.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ berluti.com Alessandro Sartori accessed 5/11/2015
  2. ^ Olga Berluti
  3. ^ Socha, Miles (17 March 2014). "Louis Vuitton Taps Edouard Schneider to Head P.R.". WWD. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 

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