Giorgio Armani Logo – Giorgio Armani SPA is a company of fashionable Italian . The company designs and manufactures products in several categories including fashion accessories, apparel, cosmetics, fragrances, home interiors, jewelry, watches and glasses under various labels such as Giorgio Armani , Armani Collezioni , Emporio Armani , Armani Jeans , Armani Junior , Armani Exchange and Armani Casa . In fiscal year 2005 revenues were $ 1.69 billion. Armani is also planning together with Emaar Properties to launch a chain hotel and resorts in major cities luxury New York , Tokyo . The company already operates a range of cafes worldwide, bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Giorgio Armani and Sergio Galeotti founded the company in Milan in 1975 with a capital of $ 10.000. Armani today employs about 4,700 employees and has 13 factories around the world. It has about 300 stores in 36 countries. Recently, the house has been operating a haute couture , shown in Paris during the Haute Couture fashion week, under the name of Armani Privé. Unlike much of the fashion industry, which is held by massive multi-nationals like LVMH , and depend heavily on licensing is kept private Armani by Giorgio Armani and produces the vast majority of its products in-house.