From modest beginnings at the end of the 19th century, the Gucci company has become
one of the world’s most successful manufacturers of high-end fashion products.
The firm was named "European Company of the Year 1998" by the European Business Press
Federation for its economic and financial performance, strategic vision as well as
management quality. Gucci world offices and headquarters are in Florence, Milan,
Paris, London, Hong Kong, Japan, and New York.