BEAMS

Beams

Contemporary
Founded - 12-1953
Headquarter - Tokyo, Japan

BEAMS is a prominent Japanese contemporary fashion chain and label based in Tokyo, Japan, in 1976. BEAMS is founded by Etsuzo Shitara with Osamu Shigematsu, who is the store manager and have managed the Shinko Inc. cardboard packaging business. BEAMS began a push for international expansion, opening up a women’s clothing store in Hong Kong in 2006, and subsequently accounts in Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Bangkok. Currently, Yo Shitara is the company’s CEO, with BEAMS boasting over 70 domestic stores and sales profits of ¥44.6 billion JPY in 2006.

BEAMS is a prominent Japanese contemporary fashion chain and label based in Tokyo, Japan, in 1976. BEAMS is founded by Etsuzo Shitara with Osamu Shigematsu, who is the store manager and have managed the Shinko Inc. cardboard packaging business. BEAMS began a push for international expansion, opening up a women’s clothing store in Hong Kong in 2006, and subsequently accounts in Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Bangkok. Currently, Yo Shitara is the company’s CEO, with BEAMS boasting over 70 domestic stores and sales profits of ¥44.6 billion JPY in 2006.
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Contemporary
Founded - 12-1953
Headquarter - Tokyo, Japan
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Prep gear with effortless Japanese style.

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Aimed at urban nomads on the move.

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Time runs backwards.

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Leather, suede and canvas.

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Oversized branding and U.S. flags.

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Olive green and tonal black options.

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Embroidered bunnies and vintage pin-ups.
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Contemporary styles with a touch of outdoor references.

2006

First international store opens in Hong Kong

1989

Osamu Shigematsu and 30 other senior employees resign to form UNITED ARROWS

1983

Yo Shitara replaces Etsuzo as senior managing director

1977

Second location opens on Shibuya’s Fire Street

1976

BEAMS is founded in February
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