Lifestyle brands

Appreciation for style

Designer names such as Prada, Armani and Dolce & Gabbana bring Italian glamour and beauty to the world. But creativity is not confined to Milan Fashion Week. Artisanal skills passed down through generations have built successful clothing, jewellery, leather goods and furniture businesses in Milan, Florence, Rome and across the country. Attractive asset prices have created opportunities for international investors with appreciation for style.

How we can help

Having acted in several ground-breaking deals involving fashion and luxury brands, Withers knows the sector intimately. We advise on the full spectrum of matters from investment, intellectual property and brand protection, to employment and creative consultancy, tax and immigration.

A little known fact

Italy has an estimated 4,300 footwear businesses, employing 75,000 people. [Source: Assocalzaturifici, 2019]