London
United Kingdom
FMD-ID
BR2102

About

founded by

Alfred Dunhill

about

Alfred Dunhill, Ltd. is a British-based company, specializing in men's luxury leather goods, writing implements, lighters, timepieces, fragrances and clothing.

Today Alfred Dunhill is a truly global company employing over 1,000 people worldwide.

Alfred Dunhill has five main retail regions: Europe, Asia Pacific, China, Japan and the United States. We have over 180 stores and over 3,500 wholesale points of sale around the world.

The product categories within which we work are: Menswear, leathergoods, men’s jewellery, writing instruments, timepieces, gifts and games.

history

The business was developed by Alfred Dunhill after he inherited his father's saddlery business on London's Euston Road. Alfred Dunhill, responding to the growing demand for automobiles, developed a line of accessories called "Dunhill's Motorities". This first collection included car horns and lamps, leather overcoats, goggles, picnic sets and timepieces. Alfred Dunhill pitched the company under the slogan “Everything But The Motor”.

In 1967 Carreras acquired a 51% stake in the company. The company is currently owned by Richemont.

English actor Jude Law is the apparel ambassador for Alfred Dunhill international adverts. He has represented the company in Asia since 2005.

Dunhill has also occasionally provided various accessories for the cinematic James Bond throughout the series. The association first in 1962 began when the production team requested a gunmetal cigarette lighter for Sean Connery's introduction in Dr. No.

Dunhill have built a series of retail emporiums for men. The Homes of Alfred Dunhill aim to represent the experience of luxury, allowing the customer to live the brand. The retail environment is distinguished by a range of services – which include a bespoke tailoring service, barber’s shop, fine wine cellars, bar or restaurant, screening room and spa. The Homes are in London, Shanghai and Tokyo and a fourth Home in Hong Kong.

In 2008, dunhill appointed Kim Jones as Creative Director. Creating cohesion across every collection, ensuring each design meets with the dunhill identity; Jones has also been responsible for realigning the company’s product and designs with the 21st Century customer in mind, whilst never losing sight of its quintessential British character, heritage and original pioneering spirit.

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