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Blufin S.p.A
Industry Fashion
Founded Carpi (1977)
Founder Anna Molinari,
Gianpaolo Tarabini
Headquarters Carpi, Italy
Number of locations
900 selected retail boutiques[1]
Area served
Key people
Anna Molinari,
Gianguido Tarabini
Products Womenswear

Blufin S.p.A is an Italian fashion house founded by Anna Molinari and her late husband Gianpaolo Tarabini. The core brand is Blumarine, which they started in 1977, followed by Blugirl (1995) and Anna Molinari (1995).[1]


Anna Molinari
A Blumarine blouse

Blumarine was established by Anna Molinari and Gianpaolo Tarabini in 1977, in the town of Carpi in the province of Modena. The name was inspired by the couple's favorite color and their love of the sea.[1] By the early 1980s they were presenting the collections during the Milan Fashion Week.[1]

As the brand took off Blufin was set up in 1988 to act as a holding company.[1] In the 1900s the first Blumarine boutique was opened in Via della Spiga, Milan.[2] The company now sells into more than 400 boutiques, of which 46 are own-brand boutiques.[1]


Logo Blumarine

The core brand is Blumarine, which has also been licensed to other companies in the form of many types of items: clothing, accessories, home décor, fragrances, lingerie.[3]

Blugirl joins the Blumarine line in 1995 and designed by Anna Molinari as a prêt-à-porter collection for young women. [4] Blugirl Folies is a new brand, launched in the market in 2007, aimed at younger teenage girls, which integrates the Blugirl line.[4]

The Anna Molinari brand was born in 1995 and designed up to 2007 by the designer’s daughter Rossella Tarabini, It is to be repositioned as a luxury brand that is more "timeless", conceptual and innovative. .[4]


Anna Molinari is the designer and the Creative Director of the Blumarine and Blugirl brands. Her epithet is “Queen of the Roses” from her fondness for these flowers.

Gianguido Tarabini Castellani, son of Anna Molinari and Gianpaolo Tarabini Castellani, currently is the sole director of the Blufin group.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Company Profile". Blufin S.p.A. Archived from the original on 2007-11-12. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Company History". Blufin S.p.A. Retrieved 2008-04-08. [dead link]
  3. ^ wristwatch
  4. ^ a b c "Blufin Business Strategies" (PDF). Blufin S.p.A. 2007-11-19. Retrieved 2008-04-08. [dead link]

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