Jimmy Choo

Events

Brand Born

1996

With a £150,000 loan (or $365,000 today) from her father, former British Vogue accessories editor Tamara Mellon and Choo launch Jimmy Choo Ltd

The First Store

1997

Jimmy Choo opens its first boutique on London's Motcomb Street. That same year, Diana is photographed on the red carpet wearing Jimmy Choo

The First deal

2001

Choo sells his 50% of the company to Equinox Holdings, a private equity firm, for $30 million

Launch of Handbags

2003

Louboutin expanded into women's handbags.

Jimmy goes Digital

2006

Jimmychoo.com Launches

The Second Deal

2007

A 60% stake, is sold to management firm TowerBrook Capital for £185 million

Eyewear Launch

2007

The eyewear Range for women was launched

Fragrance Launch and The Third deal

2011

First Jimmy Choo Fragrance launch
Jimmy Choo is sold again to the German luxury-goods firm Labelux for $850 million

Made to Order shoes and Men Fragrance Launch

2014

Made to order shoes was launched
Jimmy Choo Men fragrances Launch

The Third Deal

2014

About 25% of the company is sold in a London IPO at 140 pence, or $2.24, giving it a market capitalization of about $870 million.

The Final Deal

2017

Jimmy Choo is acquired by Michael Kors for $1.2 billion. Sandra Choi plans to stay with the company