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Folli Follie

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Trading name  Folli Follie Group
Products  Jewelry
Founded  1982
Number of employees  5,900
Net income  145.4 million EUR (2014)
Traded as  Athex: FFGRP
Headquarters  Athens, Greece
Revenue  998.1 million EUR (2014)
Type of business  S.A
Operating income  202.4 million EUR (2014)
Industry  Luxury goods manufacture and retail
Key people  George Koutsolioutsos (CEO) Dimitris Koutsolioutsos (Chairman)
Services  Duty-free shops sporting goods apparel retail and distribution
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Folli Follie is a Greek-based international company which designs, manufactures and distributes jewellery, watches and fashion accessories. Through its subsidiaries it also operates duty-free shops and sporting goods retail outlets.

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History

The company was founded in 1986 in Greece by Dimitris Koutsolioutsos (Greek: Δημήτρης Κουτσολιούτσος). The first shop was in the commercial district of Athens. Folli Follie started by manufacturing jewellery and in 1994 launched their watch line. In 1995 the first overseas store opened, in Japan. It is now ranked amongst the top 10 brands in luxury goods in Japan with 80 points of sale. Folli Follie fully acquired its affiliate in Japan in 2008.

In 1997, Folli Follie was listed in the Athens Stock Exchange. Capital was used to fund growth and geographic expansion. Folli Follie is currently active in 25 countries, including the UK (London; Bond Street, New Bond Street) Cardiff & Glasgow; (St Enoch Centre), Switzerland (Geneva), Japan (Tokyo; Ginza area), France (Paris), the US (New York; Madison Avenue), China (more than 120 shops) and Russia (Moscow; Red Square); it has over 380 points of sale.

Folli Follie employs more than 5,900 people.

Design

The company's design team consists of Italian, Swiss and Greek top designers who work together to present two collections per year: Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer. The collection's highlight is the "Premium K" collection which includes limited edition jewellery and accessories pieces. Folli Follie 's philosophy is to offer a "full fashion concept" of branded, modern jewellery, watches and accessories at affordable prices. The company also offers a men's watch collection under the brand name Folli Follie (previously Triton).

Acquisitions

Hellenic acquired the British jewellery company Links of London in 2006, with an enterprise value of ₤45 million.

Distribution

The Folli Follie Group has a strong presence in the Greek travel retail market in through the Hellenic Duty Free Shops. It has several points of sale in duty-free shops in airports around the world as well as in-flight in major international airlines. The group represents other brands in Greece and abroad, such as Coach, Converse, Patrizia Pepe, Helly Hansen and Harley Davidson. The company also controls "Elmec Sport", "Factory Outlet" retail chains and a large department store in central Athens, "Attica".

Stores

The Folli Follie stores as of 14/11/2015 were:

References

Folli Follie Wikipedia


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