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A brief history of Apranga group 1945

2023
First Calvin Klein store
First Calvin Klein store opened in Riga.
2021
Soulz introduced to Latvia and Estonia
E. commerce platform Soulz started to operate in Latvian and Estonian markets.
2020
First Hugo store opened in Riga
2019
E. commerce platform Soulz was launched in Lithuania
E. commerce platform Soulz combining most of the brands of own store chains was launched in Lithuania.
2018
First Oysho store in the Baltics is opened
First Oysho store in the Baltics is opened under a franchise agreement with Inditex.
Calvin Klein Underwear store is opened in Klaipėda
Armani Exchange stores are opened in Riga and Tallinn
2017
Apranga Group signed the franchise agreement with Orsay
Apranga Group signed the franchise agreement with Orsay GmbH and opened two Orsay stores in Lithuania.
2016
Apranga Group openes trading session at Nasdaq
The President of MG Baltic Darius Mockus together with Apranga Group openes trading session at Nasdaq stock exchange in New York by ringing the Opening Bell.
Launches online sales in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia
Apranga Group acting in accordance with the contracts signed with the world’s leading fashion retailer Inditex launches online sales in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Apranga Group openes the first Sandro and Maje stores
Apranga Group openes the first Sandro and Maje stores in the Baltic States. The stores are opened under franchising contract with French company SMCP.
2015
The first Zara Home store in the Baltic States is opened
The first Zara Home store in the Baltic States is opened. It is the 100th store of Apranga group in Lithuania.
2014
The first Massimo Dutti store in Estonia is opened
The first Weekend Max Mara and AJ | Armani Jeans stores are opened
The first Weekend Max Mara and AJ | Armani Jeans stores in the Baltic countries are opened.
2013
The first luxury boutique Nude is opened in Tallinn
The first luxury boutique is opened in Tallinn, featuring Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, DSquared2, Giorgio Armani, Lanvin and Ralph Lauren. The Group carried out the project in conjunction with renowned Italian architect Ivana Ivernizzi.
The Ermenegildo Zegna store is opened in Riga
2012
Signs a franchise agreement with Burberry
Apranga Group signs a franchise agreement with Burberry on the opening of three stores in the Baltics. Stores in Riga (Latvia) and Tallinn (Estonia) are opened in H2 2012 and in Vilnius (Lithuania) in the spring of 2014.
A contract is concluded with Aldo
A contract is concluded with Aldo concerning development of the Canadian chain of shoe and accessory stores in the Baltic countries.
2011
Marina Rinaldi is opened in Vilnius
The first Massimo Dutti store in the Baltics is opened
The first Massimo Dutti store in the Baltics is opened in Vilnius under a franchise agreement with Inditex.
2010
Acquisition of the Promod chain of stores
Acquisition of the Promod chain of stores in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
2008
The first Stradivarius store in the Baltics is opened
The first Stradivarius store in the Baltics is opened at the Akropolis shopping and entertainment centre in Vilnius under a franchise agreement with Inditex.
2006
The first Bershka and Pull&Bear stores in the Baltics are opened
The first Bershka and Pull&Bear stores in the Baltics are opened under a franchise agreement with Inditex.
The first Ermenegildo Zegna store is opened in Vilnius
The first Ermenegildo Zegna menswear and accessory store in the Baltics is opened in Vilnius.
2005
Apranga APB shares are admitted to the Baltic Main List
Apranga APB shares are admitted to the Baltic Main List of the NASDAQ OMX Vilnius Stock Exchange.
2004
A contract is concluded with Giorgio Armani
A contract is concluded with Giorgio Armani S.p.A. for Emporio Armani stores in Riga and Vilnius. The first Emporio Armani store in Eastern Europe is opened in Riga.
The first Zara stores are opened in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius
The first Zara stores are opened in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. This is the Apranga Group’s first step in Estonia.
A franchise agreement with Inditex
A franchise agreement with Inditex is signed in May for the right to open Zara stores in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
2003
Latvia becomes the group’s first foreign market
Latvia becomes the group’s first foreign market. The first five stores are opened.
A Max Mara franchise store is opened in Vilnius
2002
The group marks ten years in private business
The group marks ten years in private business with a network of 19 stores, nearly 10,000 m2 of retail space, and LTL 75 million in turnover. The company is ready to expand into foreign markets.
Cooperation begins with the Giorgio Armani Group
Cooperation begins with the Giorgio Armani Group. The company introduces its first Armani Jeans collection at the Mados Linija store in Vilnius.
2001
A franchise contract is concluded with Hugo Boss
A franchise contract is concluded with Hugo Boss and the first store is opened in Vilnius.
An Apranga store is opened at the Akropolis shopping centre
An Apranga store is opened at the Akropolis shopping centre in December; Akropolis soon becomes one of the most successful shopping centres in the Baltic countries.
2000
Franchise agreement is concluded with Mango
The first international franchise agreement is concluded with Mango.
1999
Mados Linija is opened in Vilnius
Mados Linija is opened in Vilnius – this is the company’s first boutique store, specializing in luxury brands.
1997
Apranga APB shares are admitted to the Vilnius Stock Exchange Current List
Apranga APB shares are admitted to the Vilnius Stock Exchange Current List. Aprangos Galerija – a store for young people – is opened in Vilnius.
1995
Aprangos Salonas opened its doors.
1993
Apranga APB is registered and a store is opened under the same name
Apranga APB is registered and a store is opened under the same name. After privatization, the company abandoned wholesale activities and began developing its retail network in Lithuania.
1945-1992
Apranga was a state-owned clothing and footwear warehouse
Up until 1992, Apranga was a state-owned clothing and footwear warehouse and was only engaged in wholesale activities.
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