The Bally company was founded as “Bally & Co” high fashion in 1851 by Carl Franz Bally (1821–1899) and his brother Fritz in the basement of their family home in Schönenwerd in the Canton of Solothurn, Switzerland.
Bally was founded through the passion and vision of pioneer Carl Franz Bally. His original family business was the manufacture of elastic ribbon but a journey to Paris and a gift of love forever changed Bally’s destiny.
Known as one of one of Australia’s favourite fashion labels Bardot was launched in 1996 by Designer Carol Skoufis. From relatively small beginnings, a shop on Melbourne’s Bridge Road and a team of five, the company has grown to employ over 500 staff,
In 1963, Ben Sherman returned from America to the UK with the idea of making a button-down shirt. Having noticed the style adopted by polo players of the time who used the button-downs to keep their shirt collars.