Tod's Group is an Italian
companywhich produces shoes and other leather goods, and presided over by businessman Diego Della Valle. It is famous for its driving shoes and D-bag. The family started the shoemakingbusiness out of a basement in the late 1920s. The family expanded the workshop and turned it into a factory by Doro who also started manufacturing shoes for American department stores in the 1970s. The son of the owner, Diego, brought in innovative marketing strategies in the early 1980s, kept the handmade manufacturing process and went on to create brands of lifestyle named Tod's, Hogan and Fay. Roger Vivier, maker of high luxury shoes was acquired in the mid 1990s and developed starting the beginning of the Millennium. The family, which owns a vast majority of the luxury maker corporation also owns stakes in RCS the publishing group, Fiorentina the football team, etc. All members of the Della Valle family were born in the middle Italian region of Le Marcheand the majority of them still resides there.
* [http://www.tods.com Tod's Official website]
* [http://www.todsgroup.com Tod's s.p.a. Official website]
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