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1968 SAN FRANCISCO

Susie and Doug Tompkins sell their own line of clothes out of the back of a station wagon. Their energy, enjoyment and enthusiasm for creating unusual styles under their own clothing label give birth to the Esprit brand.

1971 SAN FRANCISCO

The company is incorporated under the name of Esprit de Corp. and seven lines are created.

1971 HONG KONG

Esprit Far East Group is born when Susie and Doug Tompkins meet Micheal Ying, the group's former chairman and share-holder of Esprit.

1976 DUESSELDORF

Esprit is incorporated under the name Esprit de Corp. in Duesseldorf, Germany. The young fashion sportswear label Esprit quickly develops into one of the most successful lifestyle brands in the European market.

1979 NEW YORK

John Casado designs the famous Esprit stencil-effect logo.

1986 COLOGNE

First opening of an Esprit retail store in Germany.

1995 GERMANY

Official launch of Esprit Timewear.

1998

Official launch of Esprit Jewel.

2000 HONG KONG

Esprit Holdings Ltd. becomes a constituent stock of Morgan Stanley's MSCI Hong Kong Index. The new millennium opens with Esprit asking:"How much faster can we grow?"

2005

Esprit Timewear and Jewel develop to one of the most successful licensed product of Esprit.

2007 RATINGEN

edc by Esprit becomes a standalone under the Esprit brand umbrella.

2008 RATINGEN

In 2008 Esprit celebrates its 40th birthday with a number of activities across all divisions and licence partners worldwide.

2009 Hong Kong

29th October, the first Esprit Collection Timewear and Jewel line was launched in Hong Kong.