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CLOSED is one of the few German fashion labels of international standing. The brand combines a mixture of French creativity, Italian craftsmanship and German tradition. Originally founded by French designers, the company is now based in Hamburg and has the majority of its products manufactured in Italy. CLOSED is best known for its classic jeans. In combination with high-quality outerwear and stylish accessories, the brand today stands for high-quality casual wear for fashion-conscious men and women who like to dress young and confident in everyday life.
The idea behind Closed was both simple and ingenious: In the early 1970s, the two French fashion designers Marithé and François Girbaud wanted to create Italy's first denim label that would stand for casual sportswear and radical design at the same time: "That's it" - in French "C'est ça", abbreviated "ÇA". But unfortunately, difficulties awaited the two designers, as a large Dutch company felt that its trademark rights were being infringed by the naming. During the court proceedings, the designers marketed their collections under the file number "11342". The legal dispute was lost for ÇA, so the company had to be renamed. Since 1978 the brand has been known under the name "Closed".
In the 1990s, Closed was sold to the Hamburg business partners Hans Leplow and Günther Giers and since 2009 has been owned by the three friends Gordon Giers, Til Nadler and Hans Redlefsen. The three met during their studies in London and were already driven by the idea of running a joint company - as business partners, owners and friends.
The concept of friendship is at the heart of Closed. The company says it only works with partners it likes. This includes making the production process as environmentally conscious and sustainable as possible. Thus, unlike most other denim manufacturers, Closed has had its jeans woven, sewn and dyed by hand exclusively by three Italian family businesses for around 40 years. Closed also has decades of cooperation with its cashmere producers in China and Italy. The lambskins for the label's jackets are pure by-products of the meat industry and are produced by a Spanish family business. The quilted jackets from Closed do not use down feathers. And the brand's leather bags come from manufactories in Portugal.
Last but not least, Closed is one of the few fashion companies to provide information about how, where and with whom it produces.
In the online shop of Vite EnVogue you will find over 500 products from CLOSED. The fashion brand is especially famous for its jeans. The model "Pedal Pusher", which you can also find in our shop, has been sold over 30 million times. The patented X-Pocket makes CLOSED jeans a unique piece of clothing. You can perfectly complement a pair of CLOSED jeans or trousers with a shirt, a shirt, a blouse and a sweater. CLOSED uses high-quality materials such as silk, alpaca wool and cashmere for its outerwear. Jackets and coats are also part of the assortment of the German fashion company.
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