How Zara Grew Into the World’s Largest Fashion Retailer

Zara-LOGO-blackwhite“Galicia, on the Atlantic coast of northern Spain, is the homeland of Generalissimo Francisco Franco, but is otherwise famous for being a place people try to leave. For much of the 20th century, hundreds of thousands ofgallegos, as they are called, emigrated to countries as far away as Argentina to escape Galicia’s rural poverty. Today, however, even as Spain teeters on the edge of economic catastrophe, the Galician city La Coruña has attracted notice as the hometown of Amancio Ortega Gaona, the world’s third-richest man — he displaced Warren Buffett this year on the Bloomberg billionaire index — and the founder of a wildly successful fashion company, Inditex, more commonly known by its oldest and biggest brand, Zara.

Ortega has never given an interview, according to his communications department, nor does he attend award ceremonies or parties. He rarely allows his picture to be taken. Pablo Isla, who took over the company when the 76-year-old Ortega stepped down as chairman last year, rarely gives interviews or waves to the camera, either. In fact, the public face of Inditex is its soft-spoken communications director, Jesus Echevarría, who, as I discovered during a recent visit to the Inditex complex, is perhaps the only communications director on the planet who all but apologizes whenever he must answer questions about Inditex’s runaway success. ” (Source: New York Times) 

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Loafers under $100

 

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infinityshoes.com

Miss KG slip on shoes
$47 – republic.co.uk

Timeless leather loafer
asos.com

Timeless leather loafer
asos.com

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Dash shoes
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Charlotte russe shoes
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Call it SPRING black shoes
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target.com

Qupid flat shoes
dsw.com

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myhotshoes.com

Flat shoes
$20 – chiarafashion.co.uk

Affordable Flats

Affordable Flats


Banana Republic flat heels
$43 – bananarepublic.gap.com

Ballerina shoes
$50 – heels.com

Flat
$50 – lebunnybleu.com

Zara patent leather shoes
$50 – zara.com

ASOS skimmers shoes
$45 – asos.com

Star shoes
$43 – modcloth.com

Flat
$28 – tobi.com

Flat heels
$40 – macys.com

Wanted summer shoes
$40 – endless.com

Flat shoes
$37 – romwe.com

Topshop ballerina flat shoes
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Flat heels
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Dorothy Perkins purple ballerina flat
$28 – dorothyperkins.com

Two tone flat
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H&M glitter shoes
£15 – hm.com

H&M suede shoes
£7.99 – hm.com

H&M suede shoes
£7.99 – hm.com

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black handbag staple

 

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3 1 Phillip Lim studded handbag
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Marni shop handbag
$820 – marni.com

Lulu Guinness logo bag
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Longchamp genuine leather handbag
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Dooney Bourke tassel bag
$395 – dooney.com

MAYA zebra print handbag
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Adrienne Vittadini patent handbag
$328 – zappos.com

Vivienne Westwood croc handbag
£268 – vanmildert.com

Brahmin patent leather handbag
$195 – nordstrom.com

Zara bag
$80 – zara.com

H M genuine leather handbag
£15 – hm.com

Spring trends Pastels

Spring trends Pastels


RED Valentino crepe dress
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Rhinestone dress
$115 – modcloth.com

Glamorous dress
£30 – bankfashion.co.uk

Dress
$21 – romwe.com

Lightweight coat
$440 – aliceandolivia.com

Diane von Fürstenberg jacket
£395 – matchesfashion.com

Tara Jarmon coat
€285 – placedestendances.com

TIBI pleated skirt
£340 – harrods.com

Cotton pants
$64 – topshop.com

ASOS metallic flat
$45 – asos.com

ASOS leather bucket bag
$50 – asos.com

Otazu chunky jewelry
$281 – maxandchloe.com

ASOS bezel jewelry
$25 – asos.com

Dorothy Perkins rhinestone ring
$15 – dorothyperkins.com

Dorothy Perkins beaded bangle
$15 – dorothyperkins.com

ASOS enamel jewelry
$11 – asos.com

ASOS enamel jewelry
$8.06 – asos.com

Pastel Fringed Clutch
$100 – zara.com

Spring trends Pastels

Spring trends Pastels


RED Valentino crepe dress
£395 – harveynichols.com

Rhinestone dress
$115 – modcloth.com

Glamorous dress
£30 – bankfashion.co.uk

Dress
$21 – romwe.com

Lightweight coat
$440 – aliceandolivia.com

Diane von Fürstenberg jacket
£395 – matchesfashion.com

Tara Jarmon coat
€285 – placedestendances.com

TIBI pleated skirt
£340 – harrods.com

Cotton pants
$64 – topshop.com

ASOS metallic flat
$45 – asos.com

ASOS leather bucket bag
$50 – asos.com

Otazu chunky jewelry
$281 – maxandchloe.com

ASOS bezel jewelry
$25 – asos.com

Dorothy Perkins rhinestone ring
$15 – dorothyperkins.com

Dorothy Perkins beaded bangle
$15 – dorothyperkins.com

ASOS enamel jewelry
$11 – asos.com

ASOS enamel jewelry
$8.06 – asos.com

Pastel Fringed Clutch
$100 – zara.com

Untitled

Untitled


Roberto Cavalli metallic sweater
$1,495 – net-a-porter.com

Givenchy ruffle jacket
$2,100 – barneys.com

Reed Krakoff leather wedge boots
$795 – net-a-porter.com

Mulberry vintage tote bag
$1,400 – mulberry.com

Stella McCartney gold tone jewelry
£435 – matchesfashion.com

Dorothy Perkins python belt
£6 – dorothyperkins.com

Paul Smith leather glove
£102 – houseoffraser.co.uk