The fast fashion giant Zara has become an integral part of the shopping mile of the world and stands like no other company in the clothing industry for contemporary and at the same time very affordable fashion. Zara not only offers young, trend-oriented clothing, with its line Trafaluc, but also elegant evening wear as well as tasteful, serious clothing for the professional life. In this way, Zara meets the needs of every age, occasion and taste. For more information on our favorite chain, e.g. to the success secret of Zara and to the man behind the giant group, you get in this Zara Brand Guide.
The story of Zara
Amancio Ortega opens the first Zara Store in A Coruña.
The Zara Headquarter is built on the outskirts of A Coruña. Even today, all processes are controlled centrally from there.
Zara is on an expansion course and opens stores in Spain’s largest cities within a few years.
Zara is building its first logistics center, which has a size of 10,000 square meters.
Inditex is founded as a mother of Zara and other company concepts.
Zara is international and opened its first store in Porto, Portugal.
The first store in the US opens its doors in New York City.
Zara expands to France and opens its first store in Paris.
Mexico’s first Zara Store is opened on Calle Madero in Mexico City.
With the store in Athens Zara also enters the Greek market.
Zara opens stores in Belgium and Sweden.
Zara introduces his Trafaluc line. In the same year the first store opens in Malta.
Zara is introduced in Cyprus.
Zara continues to expand into Norway and Israel. The company now operates with more than 600 stores in 14 markets.
Zara Stores are opening in Andorra, Austria, Denmark and Qatar.
Zara and Inditex respectively publish their Code of Conduct for producers and suppliers and join the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).
The “for & from” program is introduced by Zara. This supports the work integration of people with impairments. In the same year, a new distribution center in Zaragoza in Spain will be built and new stores opened in Finland, Switzerland, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic and Singapore.
Zara enters the Slovenian, Slovakian, Russian and Malaysian markets.
Zara opens stores in Morocco, Estonia, Latvia, Romania, Hungary, Lithuania and Panama.
The nearest markets are Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. Monaco and Costa Rica will follow later. 2005 is one of the most expansion-intensive years of Inditex with nearly 700 new openings worldwide.
An Environmental Strategic Plan is designed to make the business processes of the company responsible and sustainable. In the same year Zara enters the Serb, Chinese and Tunisian market.
Of the 1000. Zara Store opens in Florence.
The Zara Onlineshop starts and is already active at the end of 2010 in 16 European markets.
The Zara online shop also starts for the USA and Japan. Inditex is now present in 82 markets.
The flagship Eco-Store will be opened on Oxford Street in London.
Further flagship stores will follow, among others on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.
A new logistics center is being built in Cabanillas, Spain.
A Zara Store in Hawaii is opened.
Zara’s parent company Inditex receives international recognition for the implementation of its sustainability concept and publishes its environmental strategy for the period 2016-2020. At the same time, the company is continuing its expansion course both offline and online.