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 also 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.
Berluti was founded in 1895 by Italian Alessandro Berluti, and later run by Olga Squeri, also 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 since 2012 by LVMH's CEO Bernard Arnault's son, Antoine Arnault, who also serves as the chairman of Loro Piana. In March 2014, Isabella Capece Galeota became director of image and communications.
Berluti patrons have included Pierre Bergé, Jean Cocteau, Alain Delon, Dean Martin, Andy Warhol, Frank Sinatra, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Yves Saint Laurent, Marcel Proust, and Roman Polanski.
The brand has limited distribution, just 46 boutiques worldwide and 20 wholesale accounts.
- United States: New York (Madison Avenue), Costa Mesa (South Coast Plaza) and Miami (Miami Design District) and Neiman Marcus
- France: Cannes, Paris (3 stores)
- Italy: Milan (Via Sant'Andrea)
- UK: London (Conduit Street and Sloane Street)
- 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)