Our History

Our goals for the future are consistent with our rich 60-year history. Explore acquisitions and pivotal milestones that expanded G-III Apparel Group’s capabilities below.

1956
1956 Aron Goldfarb

1956

Aron Goldfarb, a Holocaust survivor, immigrates to the United States and establishes G-III's roots as a women's leather outerwear company in the heart of New York City’s Garment District.
1972
1972 Morris Goldfarb

1972

Current Chairman & CEO Morris Goldfarb joins G-III and begins focusing on building a global sourcing and manufacturing organization.
1981
1981 Siena Leather jacket bronze sculpture

1981

G-III launches Siena Leather Limited, an aspirational luxury leather sportswear brand catering to luxury department stores.
1989
1989 GIII goes public on NASDAQ

1989

G-III becomes publicly traded on NASDAQ and begins intensifying its expansion efforts.
1990
1990s Outerwear

1990s

An intense period of growth as G-III expands its outerwear expertise into fabrications beyond leather.
MLB NBA NFL NCAA NHL logos

1990

G-III acquires the licenses for NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, and NCAA to create exclusive sports product.
1990s Cole Haan and Kenneth Cole logos

1990

Throughout the decade, G-III begins aggressively signing outerwear licenses with iconic brands including Kenneth Cole, Nine West and Cole Haan.
2005
1995 Guess and Calvin Klein logos

2005

Calvin Klein and Guess brands are added to the portfolio through the acquisition of Marvin Richards and Winlit, setting the stage for G-III to diversify into a broad range of new categories, including dresses, sportswear, activewear and accessories.
2007
2007 Jessica Howard Eliza J logos

2007

G-III adds Jessica Howard and Eliza J brands to its portfolio, solidifying its position as a leader in dresses.
2008
2008 Andrew Marc AM logo

2008

G-III acquires Andrew Marc, an aspirational luxury outerwear brand, bringing with it the license to Levi’s and Dockers.
2008 Wilsons Leather

2008

G-III acquires U.S. leather retailer Wilsons Leather, pushing the company into the retail and outlet space.
2010
2010 Handbag and Luggage

2010

Further expanding its product expertise, G-III enters the handbag and luggage categories.
2011
2011 Vince Camuto model and logo

2011

G-III acquires the license to Vince Camuto, furthering its leadership position in the dress category.
2012
2012 Vilebrequin logo

2012

Accelerating its position as a brand owner and creating a global presence, G-III purchases French luxury swimwear brand Vilebrequin.
2013
GH Bass logo

2013

G-III acquires G.H. Bass, a timeless heritage brand with over 140 years of footwear expertise, significantly expanding points of distribution to include direct to consumer.
2015
2015 Karl Lagerfeld logo

2015

G-III enters into a joint venture with global brand Karl Lagerfeld for the Karl Lagerfeld Paris label, adding a significant power brand to its portfolio and launching the brand in North America, across a range of categories.
2016
Tommy Hilfiger logo and flag

2016

G-III signs the license for Tommy Hilfiger womenswear, adding another power brand to the portfolio. Later in the year, G-III expanded the license to include women’s sportswear, suit separates, performance and denim in the U.S. and Canada.
2016 Karl Lagerfeld showroom

2016

Partnership with the Karl Lagerfeld Group is expanded.
2016 DKNY Donna Karan logos

2016

G-III acquires DKNY and Donna Karan, two more power brands, enhancing the company’s position as a leader in the fashion industry.
2017
2017 DKNY relaunch showroom

2017

Less than a year after acquisition, G-III successfully re-launches the DKNY and Donna Karan apparel lines.
2019
2019 G-III 30 years on Nasdaq celebration

2019

G-III celebrates 30 years on NASDAQ.
2020
2020 model legs in denim with white boots

2020

G-III further bolsters existing retail relationships while entering new retail doors, while establishing best-in-class denim capabilities with Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and DKNY.
2020 bosters balance sheet

2020

G-III bolsters the company balance sheet by refinancing debt to extend maturity.
2021
2021 Bass Outdoor logo

2021

G-III launches Bass Outdoor, solidifying its presence in the outdoor category.
2021 Sonia Rykiel logo

2021

G-III acquires Sonia Rykiel, adding another European luxury brand to the portfolio.