Imperial SpA, founded in 1978 by Adriano Aere and Emilia Gilberti, embodies the Italian fast-fashion company. Imperial’s products are entirely made in Italy according to the short-supply chain philosophy. The company has powered double-digit growth over recent years and today has more than 200 employees to develop, make and deliver around 10 million pieces of clothing each year, which it distributes worldwide through a network of direct product distributors in countries such as France, Spain, Portugal, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Cyprus and Hong Kong.
The Bologna-based group owns the Imperial Fashion and Please trade names. Imperial SpA operates a retail network of about 100 stores and has 1500 clients in the multi-brand channel. Ongoing growth in sales led Imperial SpA to buy out womenswear brand Dixie in 2014 with the aim of expanding its target market and increasing its international presence.
Plan Your Visit
Barberino Designer Outlet is conveniently located adjacent to the A1 motorway - Barberino exit, for easy access from Florence and Bologna.