Dolce & Gabbana


Dolce & Gabbana
Type Pr, D.Gelfond
Industry Fashion
Founded 1985
Headquarters Milan, Italy
Products Clothing, footwear, handbags, sunglasses
Employees 3,150
Website dolcegabbana.it

Dolce & Gabbana (Italian pronunciation: [ˌdolʧe e gabˈbaːna]) is an Italian luxury industry fashion house.[1] The company was started by the Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in Milan, Italy. By 2005 their turnover was €597 million.[2]

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Brands

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Dolce & Gabbana has two central lines with a few key distinct differences:

Dolce&Gabbana

Dolce&Gabbana (spelled without spaces, unlike the name of the company) specializes in luxury items influenced more by designers and is more formal and 'timeless', responding to long-term trends rather than seasonal changes[citation needed]. It also sells sunglasses and corrective eyewear, purses, and watches. In April 2009 it launched its make-up range, unveiled at Selfridges, London by Scarlett Johansson.[3] In February 2010, it was announced that American singer Madonna would design a collection of sunglasses set to be released in May of that year. It also has a set of fragrances for men and women.

D&G

D&G is a slightly more casual line that follows an urban inspiration and attempts to set trends rather than follow them. It is the younger, more flamboyant line of the brand. Unlike Dolce&Gabbana, D&G sells watches as well as clothing. D&G has been voted the UK's best luxury brand and in July 2009 D&G signed a lucrative deal with singer Alexandra Burke which will see her model its fashion lines in her music videos and in promotions. D&G is scheduled to be discontinued after its Spring 2012 season.

Boutiques

U.S. stores and locations

Dolce&Gabbana store in Milan
Dolce&Gabbana store in Kobe

There are five freestanding Dolce & Gabbana boutiques in the United States in:

Dolce & Gabbana also has kiosks in several department stores, including Bergdorf Goodman, Lord and Taylor, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, and plans to expand into the American cities of Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.

Brazil stores

Brazil Brazil

Latin America stores

Mexico Mexico

Chile Chile

Argentina Argentina

Panama Panama

  • Panama City

Canada

Dolce and Gabbana is also sold c/o Holt Renfrew department stores at 4 locations in Canada as well as Harry Rosen (Calgary, Vancouver & Toronto – Bloor Street) and La Maison Simons.

Asia stores

Hong Kong Hong Kong[4][5]

The first self-owned flagship store was open on 12 June 2004 in Alexandra House, Central, Hong Kong Island.[6]

Lebanon Lebanon

Singapore Singapore

  • Singapore - Ion Orchard, Wisma Atria, Forum the Mall, Mandarin Gallery

India India

Indonesia Indonesia

South Korea South Korea

Japan Japan

Qatar Qatar

China China

Republic of China Taiwan

Macau Macau

Thailand Thailand

Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Africa Stores

Algeria Algeria

  • Algiers - Centre Commercial Bab Ezzouar in 2012

Australian Stores

New Zealand New Zealand

Although there are no dedicated stores in New Zealand the brand is becoming increasingly popular with the brand becoming more and more available through online shopping.

Australia Australia

Controversy

Advertising

Dolce & Gabbana was publicly criticized by Britain's advertising watchdog Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in January 2007, for an advertising campaign showing models brandishing knives.

Following complaints from consumers' groups in February 2007, Dolce & Gabbana pulled an advertisement in Madrid, Spain and Paris, France that showed a man holding a woman to the ground by her wrists while a group of men look on. Spain's Labour and Social Affairs Ministry branded the campaign as illegal and humiliating to women, saying the woman's body position had no relation to the products Dolce & Gabbana was trying to sell.[8] Italian publications followed suit, banning the ad. This advertisement has been called "a glorification of gang rape" by many, and has been declared "One of the Most Controversial Advertisements in Fashion History[9]," by Debonair Magazine.

Dolce & Gabbana made the "DG" logo an iconic symbol,[10] but they were never able to get the matching internet address DG.com. In fact, DG.com is one of the oldest Internet domains and was already registered in 1986 by the computer company Data General, now defunct. DG.com was purchased in June 2010[citation needed] by the US Variety Store chain Dollar General which uses a different DG logo to sell its products.

Alleged tax evasion

In May 2009, the Italian government charged Dolce & Gabbana with tax evasion for having moved assets for about 249 million euro to tax haven Luxembourg in the 2004-2006 period.[11][12]

References

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