Orsay Shop

History

 

40 years of ORSAY

 

In the beginning, our fashions for women were only available in Germany. Today, our customers can find ORSAY in more than 28 European countries. And this success will be further expanded step by step, in every case customised to the style and needs of the most important person: our customer!

ORSAY Fashion

 

1975

 

ORSAY starts with 35 shops and 220 employees in Germany. The first shop is opened in Karlsruhe with 70 m² of sales area.

 

1978-1980

 

Construction of the ORSAY headquarters in Willstätt-Eckartsweier.

 

1980-1985

 

The initial number of employees doubles.

 

1985

 

ORSAY's 10th birthday! The number of ORSAY shops rises to 58.

 

1989

 

The 100th ORSAY shop opens its doors in the Franken Center in Nuremberg in Germany

 

1990

 

The number of employees exceeds 1,000 for the first time.

 

1991

 

ORSAY opens its first shop in the new federal states in Erfurt.

 

1992

 

Building of the second ORSAY headquarters in Willstätt-Sand.

 

1993

 

Opening of ORSAY's first shop in Austria in the Airport Center in Salzburg.

 

1995

 

ORSAY's 20th birthday! The company now has 2,000 employees and 193 shops.

 

1996

 

Expansion in central Europe: ORSAY's first shop in Switzerland is opened in Berne.

 

1997

 

ORSAY expands to eastern Europe: ORSAY's first shop is opened in Poland in Czeladz.

 

1998

 

ORSAY conquers the World Wide Web: ORSAY goes online at orsay.com.
The company continues to grow in eastern Europe and opens its first shop in Pilzen in the 1998 Czech Republic.

 

1999

 

This is followed by ORSAY shops in Budapest in Hungary.

 

2000

 

ORSAY celebrates its 25th anniversary!

 

2002

 

The success in Poland means organisational changes: A new ORSAY headquarters to supervise the eastern European region is set up in Wroclaw.

 

2004-2005

 

ORSAY enters two new countries: Slovenia and Croatia, with shops in Ljubljana and Zagreb respectively. 

 

2005

 

ORSAY’s 30th birthday!
There are now more than 400 shops throughout Europe and 4,000 employees worldwide.

 

2006

 

ORSAY expands to five new countries: Slovakia, Ukraina, Russia, Latvia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

 

2007

 

New shops in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Turkey.

 

2008

 

Poland and Czech Republik celebrite their 10th anniversary!

 

2009

 

New shops in Moldova, Malta and Kazakhstan. ORSAY has more than 550 shops in 21 countries worldwide.

 

2010

 

Market entry in the Ukraine and in Kosovo. ORSAY has 580 shops in 22 countries.

 

2011

 

ORSAY expands to Estland and Albania and has 600 shops in 24 countries.

ORSAYs 40th Anniversary!