The House of Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in 1921. Inspired by the beautiful luggage he had seen travelers carrying while working at the Savoy Hotel in London, Gucci returned to Florence with a goal of combining the refined elegance of the wealthy travelers he observed with the fine craftmanship of traditional Florentine artisans.
Originating in Metzingen and still based there today, the company offers multiple lines of fashions and accessories under the core brands Hugo and Boss. The Boss brand offers the following lines: Boss Black, modern classic clothing and the broadest range of products; Boss Orange, more unique and Bohemian in style; Boss Selection, high-end menswear; Boss Green, focusing on sports and active wear. The Hugo brand is known for its fashion-forward, European-influenced styles.