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WWD Special Report: Spirit of Esprit

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Overview

If the next 10 years are anything like the last, Esprit is in for a dynamic and successful ride, give or take a few bumps. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Doug and Susie Tompkins with their daughter Quincy.

Fashion Features

Timeline: History of Esprit

Esprit is founded as Susie and Doug Tompkins start selling clothes bearing the new brand out of the back of their station wagon in San Francisco.

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Heinz Krogner

Fashion Features

Esprit’s Youth Movement

If the next ten years are anything like the last, Esprit is in for a dynamic and successful ride, give or take a few bumps.

clock September 18, 2008Melissa Drier

Spring 2007

Fashion Features

Two Decades of Esprit Fashion

Youthful, sporty, utterly international: Esprit forever altered the junior sportswear landscape.

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A freestanding store in Taiwan.

Sportswear

Esprit Pioneered High Concept Retail

Doug Tompkins was an early innovator for in-store shop space.

clock September 18, 2008Sarah Haight

All details surrounding the brand, including the hangtags, were part of Esprit’s graphic message.

Fashion Features

A Graphic Account for Esprit

Before Esprit became a symbol of California cool, its origins were in making minidresses with puffed sleeves under the label Plain Jane.

clock September 18, 2008Joanna Ramey

Images from the “Real People” campaign in the mid-Eighties that used Esprit employees.

Fashion Features

Q & A with Tamotsu Yagi

The Big Idea: WWD interviews Yagi about his collaboration with Esprit.

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Lilly Pulitzer at her shop in the Seventies.

Designer and Luxury

Lilly Pulitzer Rousseau’s Resort Spirit

“It’s always summer somewhere.”

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