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.
The company is incorporated under the name of Esprit de Corp. and seven lines are created.
Esprit Far East Group is born when Susie and Doug Tompkins meet Micheal Ying, the group's former chairman and share-holder of Esprit.
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.
John Casado designs the famous Esprit stencil-effect logo.
First opening of an Esprit retail store in Germany.
Official launch of Esprit Timewear.
Official launch of Esprit Jewel.
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?"
Esprit Timewear and Jewel develop to one of the most successful licensed product of Esprit.
edc by Esprit becomes a standalone under the Esprit brand umbrella.
In 2008 Esprit celebrates its 40th birthday with a number of activities across all divisions and licence partners worldwide.
29th October, the first Esprit Collection Timewear and Jewel line was launched in Hong Kong.