1996

Deirdre Quinn, Shun Yen Siu and Ida Siu launch Lafayette 148, naming the company after its design and manufacturing facility’s SoHo street address.
2002

Manufacturing is relocated to Shantou, China.
2006

E-commerce is started via lafayette148ny.com.
2007

The nonprofit School of Dreams opens in Shantou to offer primary education to migrant workers’ children. The location is the Sius’ hometown.
2008

A LEED-certified design and manufacturing facility is built in Shantou to bolster vertical integration, speed to market and personalization.
2009

A 12-issue yearly catalogue is introduced to fuel online sales.
2012

A Shanghai office opens with local merchants, design and retail expertise. First store in Shanghai opens; by the end of this year, 13 stores will be operating in China.
2013

The first Lafayette 148 concept store is unveiled at its headquarters and includes a styling studio for a more personalized experience.
2016

Launches 20 Years of What’s Next with a U.S. retail strategy highlighting store openings in New York and Miami.

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