History

Company History Brand
1940s - 50s

December 1942

Sanyo Shokai established by Nobuyuki Yoshihara

 

 

May 1943

Incorporated as Sanyo Shokai Ltd.

 

 

1946

Rainwear sales begun

1953

Launched the Duster Coat under 「SANYO」 brand

September 1949

Department stores sales started

1959

Launched the Sassard Coat under 「SANYO」 brand

1960s

February 1969

Head Office relocated to a new building in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Current head office building completed

December 1969

Comprehensive apparel sales started
Joint company SANYO SEWING AMERICA, INC., established

 

 

1970s

July 1971

Listed on the Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange

1973

Signed an agreement with THE SCOTCH HOUSE
Started selling 「THE SCOTCH HOUSE」 products

January 1975

Shigeo Nagashima, a famous baseball coach, featured in the Company's television commercial

June 1977

Listed on the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange

1980s

February 1981

New York subsidiary established

1986

Launched 「TRANS WORK」 brand

1990s

July 1993

50th anniversary celebrations held

1991

Signed an agreement with Paul Stuart to sell 「Paul Stuart」 products

October 1997

First store of select shop EPOCA THE SHOP opened

1994

Launched 「EVEX by KRIZIA」 brand

   

1996

Launched 「EPOCA」 brand

2000s

February 2002

Representative offices established in Shanghai

2001

Launched 「SANYO YAMACHO」 brand

June 2004

SANYO DNA, periodical of Sanyo Shokai's 60 year history, issued

2003

Launched 「TO BE CHIC」 brand

July 2004

First store of select shop LOVELESS opened

2005

Launched 「EPOCA UOMO」 brand
Launched 「AMACA」 brand

May 2006

Shanghai subsidiary was established

2007

Launched 「MACKINTOSH PHILOSOPHY」 (Men's Collection) brand

May 2008

Relocated head office to Minato-ku, Tokyo

2008

Launched 「MACKINTOSH PHILOSOPHY」(Ladies' Collection) brand

August 2008

Eastern Japan Distribution Center opened in lchikawa-city, Chiba

 

 

September 2008

Official online store「SANYO iStore」opened

 

 

September 2009

First store of select shop GUILD PRIME opened

 

 

October 2009

Operation started at town shops of Paul Stuart

 

 

2010s

August 2010

MACKINTOSH PHILOSOPHY Shin-maru Building store opened

2015

Launched 「SANYO ESSENTIALS」 brand
Launched 「MACKINTOSH LONDON」 brand
Launched 「BLUE LABEL CRESTBRIDGE」「BLACK LABEL CRESTBRIDGE」 brand

December 2011

Obtained the trademark rights of EVEX by KRIZIA in 16 Asian countries, including Japan

2018

Launched 「5LAKES&MT」 brand
Renamed brand named 「SANYO ESSENTIALS」 to 「S.ESSENTIALS

September 2012

Relocated head Office to Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

 

 

February 2013

Our tagline was designated."TIMELESS WORK."

 

 

September 2015

SANYO GINZA TOWER」opened in Chuo-ku,Tokyo

 

 

May 2018

75th anniversary

 

 

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