Berluti is a subsidiary brand of LVMH that manufactures and retails menswear. It is known for its unique leather finishing of calfskin, kangaroo leather and alligator skin, especially in its production of shoes and boots. It additionally makes leather belts, bags, and wallets, as well as bespoke and ready-to-wear garments. Established in 1895 by Italian Alessandro Berluti of Marche, Berluti is based in Paris on rue Marbeuf. Alessandro Sartori was its artistic director for 5 years, ending his role in February 2016. Haider Ackermann is the current Creative Director.
Berluti was founded in 1895 by Italian Alessandro Berluti, and later run by Olga Squeri, additionally known as Olga Berluti. The LVMH group acquired Berluti in 1993. In 2012, Berluti acquired Paris tailor house Arny's and launched its first prêt-à-porter menswear collections.
Berluti is headed after 2012 by LVMH's CEO Bernard Arnault's son, Antoine Arnault, who additionally serves as the chairman of Loro Piana. In March 2014, Isabella Capece Galeota became director of image and communications.
The brand has limited distribution, just 46 boutiques worldwide and 20 wholesale accounts.
Its North America boutiques are all in the US:
- United States: New York (Madison Avenue), Costa Mesa (South Coast Plaza) and Miami (Miami Design District) and Neiman Marcus
Berluti's European boutiques are in three countries:
- France: Cannes, Paris (3 stores)
- Italy: Milan (Via Sant'Andrea)
- UK: London (Conduit Street and Sloane Street)
These two nations in the Middle East have Berluti stores:
Asia has the most Berluti stores:
- China (Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Harbin, Shanghai, Shenyang, Tianjin)
- Hong Kong (The Landmark, The Gateway, Elements)
- Japan (Fukuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo, Yokohama)
- Macao (One Central, Galaxy Macau)
- South Korea: Seoul (Galleria Department Store, Shinsegae Main, Shinsegae Gangnam)
- Taiwan (Taipei 101)