Deirdre Quinn, Shun Yen Siu and Ida Siu launch Lafayette 148, naming the company after its design and manufacturing facility’s SoHo street address.
Manufacturing is relocated to Shantou, China.
E-commerce is started via lafayette148ny.com.
The nonprofit School of Dreams opens in Shantou to offer primary education to migrant workers’ children. The location is the Sius’ hometown.
A LEED-certified design and manufacturing facility is built in Shantou to bolster vertical integration, speed to market and personalization.
A 12-issue yearly catalogue is introduced to fuel online sales.
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.
The first Lafayette 148 concept store is unveiled at its headquarters and includes a styling studio for a more personalized experience.
Launches 20 Years of What’s Next with a U.S. retail strategy highlighting store openings in New York and Miami.