- Zara is one of the best-known global fashion brands, with more than 2,000 stores around the world.
- The chain is owned by Inditex, a Spanish retail conglomerate that operates seven other brands.
- Find out more about these trendy brands below.
Zara has become one of the best-known and most successful fashion brands in the world. However, US consumers tend to know little about not only the parent company driving its success, but also its sister brands around the world.
Since Zara’s billionaire founder Amancio Ortega opened the first Zara store in northern Spain in 1975, it has grown to become an enormous, 2,000-store chain, with a presence in 96 countries around the world.
In that time, Ortega has also grown his business by acquiring and launching other fashion brands, which now fall under the umbrella of Inditex. Inditex is considered the largest fashion retailer on the planet, turning out more than $30 billion in sales in 2017.
While many of these other Inditex brands do not currently have a presence in the United States, they are found in hundreds of countries around the world and make up a mammoth combined store count of 7,422 locations.
Find about more about these brands below:
Bershka is the second-largest chain by store count in Inditex’s entire operation. It has over 1,000 stores in 70 markets, and its sales represent 9% of the total revenue for the whole group.
This low-cost brand is targeted at younger male and female shoppers. Girls‘ T-shirts start at $7.90, and jeans start at $29.90.
In October 2017, it opened its first store in the US, a pop-up in New York’s Soho neighborhood.
Massimo Dutti was originally a men’s fashion label that was acquired by Inditex in 1991. Several years later, it added women’s wear to its offering, and in 2003, kids also joined.
This is Inditex’s higher-end label, and it’s targeted at an older customer. Prices are higher than at Zara, and the focus here is less on staying on trend but rather on creating more classic, timeless styles.
It currently has 764 stores around the world.
Oysho doesn’t currently have a store presence in the US, and much to the annoyance of some shoppers here, you are unable to order items online and have them delivered to a US address.
Founded in 2001, Oysho specializes in women’s wear, including lingerie, nightwear, swimwear, and athletics wear.
It has 667 stores in 65 markets around the world.
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