The SAZABY LEAGUE

About us

History

1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 and beyond...
1970
  • 1972
    Apr.

    Establishes SAZABY Inc. to import furniture for sale in Japan
    Begins design, manufacture and sales of bags and related merchandise
    Establishes original bag brand SAZABY sold mainly wholesale to department stores

  • 1973
    Jul.

    Head office relocates to Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
    Begins design, manufacture and sales of textiles (print design) and clothing for apparel makers

  • 1975

    Restaurant Bar 「Silver Spoon」 Start

  • 1977
    Jun.

    Head office relocates to Motoyoyogi-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

1980
  • 1981
    Sep.

    Opens first Afternoon Tea store, an original brand of combined tearoom and household goods

  • 1983
    Dec.

    Establishes agnes b. SUNRISE, INC. as a joint venture with C.M.C. S.A. of France

  • 1984
    Feb.

    「agnès b.」 Start

  • 1985
    Apr.

    「SAZABY」 Start

    Apr.

    Opens first SAZABY brand bag store for direct sales (mainly wholesale until then)

    Jul.

    Establishes FAR EAST COMPANY INC.

  • 1986
    Jul.

    Establishes KIHACHI & S. Inc.

  • 1987
    Jul.

    Head office and Sales HQ relocate to Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

    Sep.

    「KIHACHI」 Start

1990
  • 1990
    Jun.

    Opens first agete store, an original accessory brand

  • 1993
    Feb.

    Head office and Sales HQ relocate to Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

  • 1995
    Oct.

    Establishes Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd. as a joint venture with Starbucks Coffee International, Inc. of the United States

  • 1996
    Aug.

    「STARBUCKS COFFEE」 Start

  • 1997
    Mar.

    「Afternoon Tea BAKERY」 Start

    Aug.

    Head office and Sales HQ relocate to Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

    Sep.

    Listed on Japan Securities Dealers Association (current JASDAQ) OTC market

  • 1998
    Jan.

    「AMERICAN RAG CIE」 Start

    Feb.

    「ANAYI」 Start

    Oct.

    Establishes AMERICAN RAG CIE JAPAN, INC. as a joint venture with Industries Werts, Inc. of the United States

2000
  • 2000
    Aug.

    「NOJESS」 Start

    Aug.

    Establishes And A Inc. and ESTNATION INC.

  • 2001
    Feb.

    「And A」 Start

    Sep.

    「ESTNATION」 Start

  • 2002
    Mar.

    Establishes TAACOBA Inc. as a joint venture with LONGLEAGE inc.

    Aug.

    「TAACOBA」 Start

  • 2003
    Dec.

    Introduces group identity as SAZABY LEAGUE

  • 2005
    Mar.

    Terminates joint venture agreement and capital ties of agnes b. SUNRISE, INC. with C.M.C. S.A. of France

    Jun.

    Establishes PINA Inc. as a joint venture with Coflusa S.A.U. of Spain

    Sep.

    「CAMPER」 Start

    Dec.

    Changes trade name to SAZABY LEAGUE, Ltd. and group identity to The SAZABY LEAGUE

  • 2006
    Aug.

    「allureville」 Start

  • 2007
    Sep.

    「rejiig」 Start

    Dec.

    Establishes Triple I, Ltd.

  • 2008
    Jan.

    「BELLESIORA」 Start

    Jan.

    Establishes 3.1 phillip lim Japan, Ltd. as a joint venture with 3.1 phillip lim LLC of the United States

    Apr.

    「Cocoonist」 Start

    「3.1 phillip lim」 Start

    Apr.

    SAZABY LEAGUE, Ltd. becomes a holding company and establishes ICL Inc., BLT Inc., Baggage Handlers Inc. and A&S Inc. through incorporation-type company split

  • 2009
    Apr.

    SAZABY LEAGUE, Ltd. establishes SAZABY LEAGUE IS Inc. and SAZABY LEAGUE HR Inc. through incorporation-type company split

    Aug.

    「Ron Herman」 Start

    Aug.

    BLT Inc. merges with KIHACHI & S. Inc. and changes its trade name to IVY, INC.

2010
  • 2010
    Mar.

    And A Inc. merges with Triple I, Ltd. and changes its trade name to YUGO Inc.

  • 2011
    Mar.

    Voluntarily delisted from JASDAQ standard market through management buyout

    Oct.

    SAZABY LEAGUE, Ltd. and AHA, Ltd. merge The merging company AHA, Ltd. changes its trade name to SAZABY LEAGUE, Ltd.

  • 2012
    Mar.

    SAZABY LEAGUE, Ltd. merges with YUGO Inc. as a merging company

  • 2013
    Jan.

    Establishes Sazaby League (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd. in China

    Mar.

    「LE SUN PALM」 Start

    Apr.

    「Soaptopia」 Start

    「AKOMEYA TOKYO」 Start

    Jul.

    Invests in Zebra Japan K.K. and starts a joint venture with Zebra A/S

    Oct.

    「Flying Tiger Copenhagen」 Start

  • 2014
    May.

    「Frank & Eileen」 Start

    Aug.

    「RACHEL ASHWELL SHABBY CHIC Couture®」 Start

    Sep.

    「Malie Organics」 Start

    Oct.

    「la kagu」 Start

    Oct.

    Sells all Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd. shares to Starbucks Corporation of the United States

  • 2015
    Mar.

    SAZABY LEAGUE, Ltd. merges with ESTNATION INC., ICL Inc. and IVY, INC.

    Aug.

    「DAVID OTTO JUICE」 Start

    「BAREFOOT DREAMS」 Start

    Oct.

    「KIPPY'S COCO-CREAM」 Start

    Nov.

    「Shake Shack®」 Start

    Dec.

    Establishes HOUSE OF LOTUS Inc.

  • 2016
    Jan.

    Acquires 100% shares of GREENWICH Co., Ltd. to succeed to its business

    Apr.

    Ryota Tsunoda appointed President and Representative Director due to changes in management

  • 2017
    Mar.

    「HOUSE OF LOTUS」Start

    Apr.

    「DEMYLEE」Start

    「ebure」Start

    「EQUIPMENT」Start

  • 2018
    Jul.

    Establishes MAISON SPECIAL CO.,LTD.

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