Humble Beginnings: Old World Luxury Edition

Call me crazy but I think we all have 1 or 2 life changing ideas in us.  Now, whether we have any desire to pursue it or the know how to make it a reality is a horse of a different color.  But for all those dreamers, tired of the rat race and punching the clock, this ones for you.

Hopefully, you will find this inspirational and motivational and just the kick in the pants you need to stick with it.

Today we are going to start in the luxury fashion world.  Now, the faces you may not recognize but I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of the brands they started.


After reading these stories, the question is, what are you waiting for?

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Founded by Guccio Gucci

Guccio was 40 when he started company his company.

Started making saddles and luggage.

Today Gucci is $15 billion dollar brand.

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Louis Vuitton

Founded by Louis Vuitton

Vuitton was as an orphan at 13.  He left his home in Eastern France and walked 292 miles to Paris for a better life.

Started off making trunks and travel goods.  He would make the trunks and then come out and pack them for customers.

Today LV is $15 billion dollar brand.

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Founded by Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel

Chanel was a Cabaret singer who lived off of tips.

Started off making and selling hats.

Today Chanel is $9 billion dollar brand.


Founded by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman

Started as Blue Ribbon Sports

Phil Knight sold the sneakers out his trunk

Bowerman used a waffle iron for initial rubber soles.

Today Nike is $40 billion dollar brand.


Founded by Thierry Hermès

Started as a horse harness manufacturer.

Hermès’ wife inspired him to make first leather bag when she could not find one she liked anywhere.

Today is Hermes $8 billion dollar brand.

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Ralph Lauren

Founded by Ralph Lifshitz

Born in the Bronx, NY

A Jewish immigrant.

Started off as a tie vendor on Wall Street

Today Polo Ralph Lauren is $8 billion dollar brand.

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Founded by Mario Prada

Started as a animal goods and imported English steamer trunks and handbags.

Today Prada is $4 billion dollar brand.

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