The first Accessorize store opened in London's Covent Garden Piazza in 1984 and the second in Carnaby Street in 1986. Accessoriz now stands as a rapidly expanding international brand.
Accessorize holds a unique position on the UK high street with its inspirational, globally sourced, well-priced and good quality collection of fashion accessories.
Displayed in an original and impactful colour-bay design, the constantly changing range includes every kind of accessory imaginable; bags, purses, jewellery, belts, hats, scarves, flip flops, gloves, hair accessories and cosmetic.
The 200 square metre boutique comes outfitted in amber glass, and is designed entirely after the Palazzo Fendi in Rome. The boutique showcases the complete range of women’s ready-to-wear, leather goods, fur and accessories.
A brand of somewhat humble beginnings, Eduardo and Adele Fendi opened their first small handbag shop and fur annex in Rome after World War I and, in due time, each of their five daughters joined the family business. In the mid-1960s, designer Karl Lagerfeld began his 20-plus year collaboration with the brand; his considerable contributions include turning Fendi fur into high fashion and creating the famous “double F” logo. Today, the Fendi double F graces the labels of more than just bags and can be found on ready-to-wear men’s and women’s clothing as well as numerous accoutrements like scarves, ties, jeans, pens, gloves, glasses and home furnishings.
Soon winning international acclaim, Fendi emerged as a brand renowned for its elegance, craftsmanship, innovation and style. Today Fendi is synonymous with tradition, experimentation and creativity.
The Italian high fashion house's trademark is a gold and brownish-black color scheme, it is best known for its "baguette" handbags.
Hermès is a French high fashion house established in 1837, specialising in leather, ready-to-wear, lifestyle accessories, perfumery and luxury goods. Its logo is a Duc-carriage-with-horse. Hermès has 14 product divisions encompassing leather, scarves, ties, men's wear, women's fashion, perfume, watches, stationery, footwear, gloves, enamel, decorative arts, tableware, and jewelry.
Hermès sales are composed of about 30% leather goods, 15% clothes, 12% scarves, and 43% other wares. The company licenses no products and keeps tight control over the design and manufacture of its vast inventory.
The family company is very attached to its old-fashioned business model and rejects mass production, assembly lines, and mechanization. Hermès goods are almost entirely "Made in France", by hand, in middle-sized workshops ("Ateliers Hermès") with an emphasis on quality manufacturing. Indeed, most items are fabricated, from beginning to end, by one person only, which is a guarantee of the quality and uniqueness of Hermes products.