In 1991 Inditex acquired 65% of the shares of the company before acquiring it fully. The company has diversified its supply and offers clothes for women and children, as well as perfumes. It has around 542 stores in more than 45 countries.
The offices of Massimo Dutti are located in Barcelona, Spain, unlike Inditex which is located in Arteixo, Galicia, Spain.
Massimo Dutti fragances are marketed by Puig Company.
Massimo Dutti - The highlights of this chain are more elegant, classic and studied designs, for daily and formal clothes. It is more expensive than the rest of stores of the group. It offers fashion for women, men and, recently, for children.
Industria de Diseño Textil, S.A. Textile Design Industries is a Spanish multinational clothing company headquartered in Arteixo, Galicia, Spain. It is made up of almost a hundred companies dealing in activities related to textile design, production and distribution. Amancio Ortega, Spain's richest man, and the world's third richest man, is the founder and current largest shareholder. The current chairman of Inditex is Pablo Isla.
Inditex operates over 5,500 stores worldwide and owns brands like Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Oysho, Pull and Bear, Stradivarius, Zara, Tempe and Uterqüe, and also a low cost brand Lefties. The majority of stores are corporate-owned; Franchises are only conceded in countries where corporate properties can not be foreign-owned (in some Middle Eastern countries, for example).
The group designs and manufactures almost everything by itself, and new designs are dispatched twice a week to Zara stores.
Most manufacturing is now in low labour cost countries, mainly in Morocco, China, and Turkey, although much production continues in Spain and Portugal, particularly for its Zara brand. In addition, Inditex has a factory for shoe design, production and distribution in the town of Elche, on the Spanish Mediterranean coast.
The first Zara shop opened its doors in 1975 in La Corunna (Galicia, Spain), the city which saw the group's early beginnings and which is now home to its central offices. Today Inditex's stores can be seen in places like New York's Fifth Avenue, Milan's Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, London's Regent Street and Oxford Street, Frankfurt's Zeil, Shanghai's Nanjing West Road, Tokyo's Shibuya, Istanbul's Nişantaşı, Seoul's Myeong-dong, Sydney's Pitt Street Mall, Singapore's Orchard Road and Vienna's Kärntner Straße.
In the 90s, Inditex began creating or acquiring subsidiaries to manage different collections: Bershka, Pull and Bear, Massimo Dutti, and Stradivarius.
In May 2001, Inditex turned into a publicly traded company, being valued at $8 billion (€9 billion at the time)
Inditex won the 2006 Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Award for their innovative and successful implementation of information technology to drastically decrease the time it takes to get new merchandise from the design stage to the in-store stage.
In 2008 Inditex launched Uterqüe, the new accessories brand of the company. Three inaugural flagship stores were opened in Madrid (Serrano Street), Barcelona (Passeig de Gràcia) and A Coruña.
On 22 September, 2008 Inditex opened its 4,000th store in the Ginza in Tokyo, considered one of the most important shopping areas in the world.
On April 20, 2011, opened the first Zara flagship in Australia. Thus, the Inditex group was present for the first time in 5 continents, and in 78 countries. Today Inditex is the biggest fashion group in the world.