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1984
■ Eileen Fisher starts the company with one size of clothing.

1986

■ Company incorporates with four employees on East 10th Street in Manhattan.

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1987
■ 9th Street boutique opens.
■ Headquarters opens on 39th Street.
■ Company now employs seven people.

1991
■ Portfolio expands to include 2 sizes of clothing [1 (s/m) and 2 (m/l)].
■ 25 employees now working in wholesale.
■ New York showroom opens.
■ First full-price retail store opens at 521 Madison Avenue.

1992
■ Saks Fifth Avenue becomes the first major retailer to carry Eileen Fisher.
■ Headquarters moves from West 39th street to Irvington, N.Y.
■ Profit-sharing added as a company benefit.
■ Columbus Avenue store opens.

1993
■ Two stores open in New York, on Fifth Avenue and at 1039 Madison Avenue.

1994
■ Los Angeles showroom opens.
■ Company  has 1,400 wholesale accounts.
■ Showroom opens at 214 West 39th Street and the company now employs six people.
■ Four stores open: East Hampton, N.Y.; Sanibel, Fla.; Copley Place in Boston and Chestnut Hill, Mass.
■ Company now counts 130 employees.

1995
■ White Plains, N.Y., store opens.

1996
■ Distribution center opens in Secaucus, N.J.

1997
■ Two stores open: Westport, Conn., and SoHo in Manhattan.
■ Employee roll grows to 280.

1998
■ Atlanta showroom opens.
■ Store opens on Pine Street in Seattle.
■ Eileen Fisher New York collection is launched.
■ Isabella Rossellini campaign runs.

1999
■ Northampton, Mass., store opens.
■ 326 retail and wholesale employees.
■ More than 1.6 million units ship.

2001
■ Water Tower store opens in Chicago.

2002
■ Three stores open: Tysons in McLean, Va.; Bethesda-Montgomery, Md., and  Palo Alto-Stanford, Calif.

2003
■ More than 2.5 units ship.
■ Five stores open: Walnut Creek, Century City and South Coast Plaza in California; Troy-Somerset in Michigan; Naples, Fla.
■ “Real Women” spring ad campaign launches.
■ Eileen Fisher makes its first appearance on the Great Place to Work list, compiled by the Great Place to Work Institute.

2004

■ Company marks its 20th anniversary, counting 587 retail and wholesale employees, 27 retail stores, three outlets and two boutiques.
■ Columbus Circle store opens in New York.

2006
■ Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) launches.
■ Eileen Fisher Home Collection by Garnet Hill makes its debut.
■ Eileen Fisher ranks 7th on the Great Place to Work list.

2007
■ Eileen Fisher Creative Center opens at 111 Fifth Avenue.
■ Irvington headquarters is expanded.
■ Four retail stores open: King of Prussia, Pa.; Bridgeport Village in Tigard, Ore.;  University Village in Seattle; Hingham, Mass.
■ Eileen Fisher ranks 7th on the Great Place to Work list.

2008
■ First Eileen Fisher TV commercial airs.
■ New York showroom moves to 111 Fifth Avenue.
■ Leather collection bows.

2009

■ Seven stores open: Highland Park, Ill; Mill Valley and Palm Desert, Calif.; Chevy Chase, Md.; Denver; Santa Fe, N.M.; Wayside Commons, Mass.
■ Eileen Fisher Lab store opens in Irvington.

2010

■ Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute for Girls is formed.

2011

■ Eileen Fisher receives Architectural Record’s “Good Design is Good Business Award” for its corporate headquarters in Irvington and Creative Center in Manhattan.
■ U.K. stores open at Marylebone High Street and Covent Garden.
■ The first Eileen Fisher store in Canada opens in Vancouver.
■ A concept store opens at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street flagship.
■ Debut of the shoe collection.

2012
■ Green Eileen store opens in Yonkers, N.Y.
■ China silks receive Bluesign certification for chemical, water and energy usage, bringing the eco collection to 27 percent certified.
■ For Earth Day, all stores collect gently worn Eileen Fisher clothing, which is sent to Green Eileen for recycling to support causes for women and girls.

2013
■ U.K. store opens in Wimbledon Village.
■ Green Eileen store opens in Seattle.
■ Full-price store opens in Nashville.
■ Fifth Avenue and Columbus Circle stores are renovated as concept stores.
■ Eileen Fisher is named one of the Best Small & Medium Workplaces by the Great Place to Work Institute.

2014
■ The company marks its 30th anniversary, with more than 1,100 employees and 67 stores.
■ The Icon collection makes its debut as part of the 30th anniversary celebration.
■ The Fisher Project capsule collection launches and a Project store opens on Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles.

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