Tapestry, Inc.

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Tapestry, Inc.
Formerly
Coach, Inc.
Public
Traded as
IndustryFashion, accessories
Founded2017
Headquarters10 Hudson Yards
New York, NY[1]
United States
Key people
Jide Zeitlin (chairman of the board and CEO)[2]
Kevin Wills (CFO)[3]
BrandsCoach New York
Kate Spade New York
Stuart Weitzman
RevenueIncreaseUS $5.88 billion[4] (2018)
DecreaseUS $670.8 million[4] (2018)
DecreaseUS $397.5 million[4] (2018)
Total assetsIncreaseUS $6.6783 billion[4] (2018)
Total equityIncrease US $3.2446 billion[4] (2018)
Number of employees
12,450[5] (2017)
Websitetapestry.com

Tapestry, Inc. is an American multinational luxury fashion holding company. It is based in New York City and is the parent company of three major brands: Coach New York, Kate Spade New York and Stuart Weitzman. Originally named Coach, the business changed its name to Tapestry on October 31, 2017.[6]

History[edit]

Coach New York[edit]

Coach was founded in 1941. Starting as a workshop, it grew into a company with over 17,000 employees.[6] Seeking wider recognition and a larger market, the company acquired brands such as Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman. This broadened the appeal to consumers of all three brands. The company changed names, reducing the share price because investors felt that the name change was not well received by customers. The share price later recovered.[7]

Kate Spade New York[edit]

American fashion designer Kate Spade founded Kate Spade New York in 1993. It was initially similar to the Coach company. The company was purchased by Coach in 2017 in a $2.4 billion deal. In 2018, Spade took her own life at age 55, devastating the company and its customers.[8]

Stuart Weitzman[edit]

Stuart Weitzman started out in the late 1950s as a luxury shoe company named after one of the brothers who started it. It grew into a large operation in Manhattan. The brand was purchased by Coach in 2015 for $574 million. It was made to broaden Coach's product line.[8]

Tapestry, Inc.[edit]

This business originally named Coach changed its name to Tapestry to become better match the fashion industry and its customers.[8] The company officially changed its name and ticker symbol on the New York Stock Exchange from COH to TPR on October 31, 2017.[9] The company wanted to include more than just Coach-brand handbags, the company switched its name to represent a wider range of products. Most of these products are accessories, such as handbags, key-chains, shoes and other small fashion items. Most of these items are leather-goods and are produced by the individual subsidiaries.[7]

Leadership[edit]

  • Victor Luis began working with the company as the CEO of the Japanese subsidiary. He then worked in China. He rose to serve as Tapestry's International CEO, and then CEO of Tapestry, Inc.[10]
  • In September 2019, Tapestry Inc. replaced Luis as CEO, announcing he would leave immediately and be succeeded by board Chairman Jide Zeitlin. Mr. Zeitlin is a former Goldman Sachs executive who has been on the board since 2006.[11]
  • Chief Executive Officer: Jide J. Zeitlin, former Goldman Sachs executive and Chairman of the Board, was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tapestry in September 2019. In this role, Jide is responsible for the execution of the Company’s strategic agenda and financial performance. Mr. Zeitlin was elected to Tapestry’s Board of Directors in June 2006 and has served as the Chairman of the Board since November 2014.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coach, Inc.2013 Annual Report Form (10-K)" (XBRL). United States Securities and Exchange Commission. August 22, 2013.
  2. ^ "Profile: Tapestry Inc (TPR.N)". Reuters. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  3. ^ "United States Securities and Exchange Commission Form 8-K". 2017-01-04.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Tapestry, Inc. FY18 Annual Report Form 10-K". Tapestry, Inc.
  5. ^ "Tapestry". Fortune. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  6. ^ a b Friedman, Vanessa (2017-10-11). "Coach Inc. Is Dead. Long Live Tapestry". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  7. ^ a b "Coach Announces Name Change to Tapestry Inc". The Business of Fashion. 2017-10-11. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  8. ^ a b c "Coach no more; New York company wants to be called Tapestry". The Mercury News. 2017-10-11. Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  9. ^ "Coach (COH) to Change Name to Tapestry, Inc., Stock Ticker to 'TPR'". StreetInsider.com. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  10. ^ "Tapestry Inc". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  11. ^ Kapner, Suzanne. "Owner of Coach, Kate Spade Ousts CEO". WSJ. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  12. ^ Wu, Jasmine. "Coach owner Tapestry appoints Jide Zeitlin as CEO". CNBC. Retrieved 2019-09-04.

External links[edit]

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