Ferragamo Parfums

Ferragamo Parfums

Ferragamo Parfums is part of the Salvatore Ferragamo Group, one of the major players in the luxury goods industry.
The company manages and supervises each phase of the creation of fragrances, from product development to distribution.
Through the sales network, the products reach around 15,000 doors worldwide, according to a selective distribution strategy, including major airports, the most prestigious airlines and, with the amenities project, the most exclusive hotels.

Attention to authenticity and exclusivity, through style, creativity and innovation and combined with quality and craftsmanship, are the values that have always distinguished the Group’s products as well as each olfactive proposal.
The fragrances are all made in Italy.

Salvatore Ferragamo: Shoemaker of Dreams

Salvatore Ferragamo: Shoemaker of Dreams

The eleventh of fourteen children, Salvatore Ferragamo was born in 1898 in Bonito, a small village 100 kilometres from Naples. Even as a child, Salvatore showed a great passion for shoes: at the age of 11 he was apprenticed to a shoemaker in Naples and at 13 he opened his own shop in Bonito. When he was 16, he travelled to America to join one of his brothers who was working for a large shoe factory in Boston.

The Days of Hollywood

The Days of Hollywood

In the early Twenties he moved to Santa Barbara, California, where he opened a shoemaking and repair shop. Salvatore began designing and making shoes for the movies. Meanwhile, in his ongoing search for shoes with the perfect fit, he studied human anatomy, chemical engineering and mathematics at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
In 1923 he opened the ‘Hollywood Boot Shop’, which marked the start of his career as ‘shoemaker to the stars’, as he was defined by the local press.

A Visionary Man

A Visionary Man

In 1927 Ferragamo decided to return to his native Italy and chose to settle in Florence, a city known for its many skilled craftsmen. From his Florentine workshop he launched a constant flow of exports to the United States. Though, despite the great economic crisis of 1929 that forced the company to close afterwards, Ferragamo did not lose heart. Instead, it was during this time that Ferragamo turned out some of his most popular and widely-imitated creations, like his strong, yet light cork ‘wedges’. In 1938 these successful creations enabled him to pay the first instalment for the purchase of all of Palazzo Spini Feroni, which has been the company’s headquarters ever since.

A Story of Success

A Story of Success

After the war, Salvatore Ferragamo’s shoes came to be known around the world as a symbol of Italy’s return to life, design and production. When Salvatore Ferragamo died in 1960 he had achieved his lifelong dream: he had designed and made the most beautiful shoes in the world. He left it to his family to carry on and fulfil another dream that he had nurtured in his final years: transforming Ferragamo into a great fashion brand.

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