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Hacienda Canalete Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia – Luxury Home For Sale

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Hacienda Canalete

Cartagena is one of the major ports on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region, bordering the Caribbean Sea. Cartagena is also one of Colombia’s most popular cities for

tourists, thanks not only to the colonial buildings but also to the sandy beaches, mouth-watering cuisine, and vibrant nightlife.

The property is located in an area with three different zoning ordinances. Tourism, industrial activity, with suburban and rural land declared in an ordinance of tourist development zones.

Therefore, according to state regulations, hotel projects, rural housing, and tourist condominiums may be developed in each area.

The John’s Hopkins Children’s Hospital is neighboring the property, along with Serena del Mar, a real estate project with a revolutionary architectural concept that will set the standard in Colombia and has surprised Latin America. The University de Los Andes’s first satellite campus also opened in neighboring Hacienda Canalete. Offering executive education and graduate programs to enhance the professional future of thousands of Colombians in the Caribbean region.

Las Ramblas Mall is also located just 5.6 km away from Hacienda Canalete.

Cartagena has approved plans to build the new state-of-the-art International airport hub next to the property.


Serena del Mar

» Serena del Mar is a large-scale urban development located on the northern coast of Cartagena, Colombia. The project’s master plan calls for residential, retail, commercial, hospitality, recreational, institutional, and educational facilities.

University de Los Andes

» The University de Los Andes’s first satellite campus also opened in neighboring Hacienda Canalete. Offering executive education and graduate programs to enhance the professional future of thousands of Colombians in the Caribbean region.

John’s Hopkins Children’s Hospital

» The John’s Hopkins Children’s Hospital is neighboring the property, along with Serena del Mar, a real estate project with a revolutionary architectural concept that, without a doubt, will set the standard in Colombia and has surprised Latin America.

Additional Incentives

Attractive unit mix with smaller, more efficiently-sized units. Our condos, on average, are 100 sq meters smaller than neighborhood comps and 380 sq meters smaller than the closest nearby condo project.

In this way, we can significantly cut unit prices, providing more buyers access to a high-quality product. Approximately 45% of the units are priced under USD $1 million, and another 40% arearepriced under USD $1.5 million.

The 25 Most Expensive Homes in the World for Sale – Robb Report


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The world is on the verge of a house-price slump. Increasing mortgage rates have sparked a downturn in the cost of abodes across the globe. In fact, house prices are now falling in nine rich economies, according to The Economist. The trend is especially noticeable when looking at the Most Expensive Homes lists we compile annually here at Robb Report. Last year, the priciest property in the world was a $532 million villa in Rome. This year, it’s a $250 million penthouse near Central Park in New York. That’s quite a significant monetary drop for the pad in top spot.

It’s not all doom and gloom, of course. The price drops in America are small so far. The caliber of luxury properties has not waned, nor has the wealthy’s penchant for big-ticket purchases. The pandemic has made ultrahigh-net-worth buyers more interested in acquiring sprawling legacy estates with oodles of space. This smart and sophisticated set also understands that real estate is still one of the best hedges against rising inflation. Here, you’ll find 25 of the most expensive homes currently on the market around the world that could make excellent investments.

  • 25. Davies Drive, California — $87 Million

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    Chances are when you lay your eyes on this elaborate estate, you’ll think it’s located somewhere in Europe, not the 90210. Although, the palatial Beverly Hills pad—which is perched atop a promontory—truly feels like it’s fit for royalty with its soaring high ceilings, ornate details, stained-glass accents and hugely oversized rooms. Across its 21,800 square feet are a theater, a ballroom, a billiards room, a gym and a chef’s kitchen. However, the real showstoppers are the dramatic two-story library and the wine cellar that has been outfitted to look like an 18th-century saloon. Outdoors, you’ll find no shortage of recreational amenities. Its mesmerizing grounds include a putting green, a tennis court, a koi pond and a sparkling pool and spa that are equally as impressive as the interiors. Get ready to feel like the king or queen of your own castle. 

  • 24.

    Pumpkin Key, Florida Keys, Florida — $95 Million

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    Pumpkin Key has been a regular on this list as it’s been taken on and off the market over the years. That being said, there’s no better time to buy a private island than now for peace, quiet and any required isolating. Located in the Florida Keys, this particular isle isn’t too far from Miami (it’s about 10 minutes by helicopter) and already has a three-bedroom main home built on it. Also included are tennis courts, two caretaker’s cottages and a series of golf cart paths. For those who’d like to explore the surrounding waters, the on-site marina is large enough to accommodate a megayacht. You’ll likely want to add a few more structures to the 26-acre parcel though, so best start planning now if you’re interested.

  • 23. Willow Creek Estancia, San Diego, California — $98.5 Million

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    Willow Creek Estancia will appeal to many different lifestyles, but it has the most perks for equestrians, who will be drawn to its 27-stall main barn, additional eight-stall barn and sand arenas. Altogether it’s a 77-acre parcel and includes a 15-acre lake filled with bass. Also included with purchase is a bevy of sportier amenities such as a tennis court, a 25-foot lap pool and a two-lane bowling alley. The main home is 15,000 square feet and comes with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, if you’d rather just kick back and relax inside.

  • 22. Highway 50, Nevada — $100 Million

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    This $100 million Lake Tahoe estate is the priciest property in Nevada, but that’s not its only claim to fame. Spanning about four acres, it is the only parcel on the lake to have a private marina with a floating dock and about 12 boat slips. It also has its own private beach with 400 feet of lake frontage and is a stone’s throw from the slopes. As a result, you can enjoy water activities in the summer and prime skiing in the winter. The 20,000-square-foot French manor-style home includes four bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, a 2,500-bottle wine room, a movie theater, a fitness room and an accompanying four-car garage with a workshop. Elsewhere on the grounds, you’ll find two guest cottages, a tea house built on a boulder, a waterfall and a Zen garden.

  • 21. Stonewall Farm, Westchester County, New York — $100 Million

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    The fact that Stonewall Farm has struggled to land a buyer over the past few years is quite a mystery. Just one hour from both New York City and Belmont Park, the 740-acre equestrian estate is Westchester County’s largest and has produced the winning horses of 40 stakes races. The grounds feature a turf race track, equestrian training facilities and fenced paddocks for roughly 88 steeds. The owner, Calvin Klein cofounder Barry Schwartz, enlisted New York–based architect Rebecca Rasmussen to design the main Colonial manor house. Spanning 24,000 square feet, it offers eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms and four half baths. There’s also a 4,000-square-foot pavilion-style pool house with a 60-foot swimming pool, a spa and a gym. To top it off, you can enjoy idyllic rose gardens and a butterfly house.

  • 20. Ocean Boulevard, Florida — $100 Million

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    This Ocean Boulevard compound in Florida is a “once-in-a-generation offering,” according to listing agents Dina Goldentayer and Ryan Serhant. And we are inclined to agree. Set on 1.5 acres, the estate is reportedly the largest oceanfront property in Miami with 250 linear feet of frontage on the sands of Golden Beach. It’s also on the market for the first time in nearly 40 years. According to the listing, plans and permits are in process for a 30,000-square-foot megamansion with picturesque water views, 10 bedrooms and a six-car garage. In addition, you can expect a loggia, a poolside cabana, a nearly 60-foot swimming pool, a grand veranda and a manicured lawn. Of course, you’re also only a few steps from the beach.

  • 19. Galena, Colorado — $100 Million

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    There are just five single-family homes on the soaring 11,000-foot Aspen Mountain. This $100 million pad is one of them. Spanning 1.4 acres, the estate offers more than a football field of ski-in, ski-out access. Conveniently, it is also only a few hundred yards from the gondola and right by the Little Nell ski run. It is, quite arguably, the best address in the tony ski resort town. Spanning 14,000 square feet, the supersized chalet offers 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and one half bath. The home is also nestled amid a grove of Aspen trees to give you ample privacy. As it’s been held by the same family for decades, this is a rare chance to own an enviable winter escape.

  • 18. Benedict Canyon Drive, California — $100 Million

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    This multimillion-dollar abode is perfect for those who value privacy above all else. The nearly three-acre oasis is located down a private lane in one of the swankiest parts of Beverly Hills. The palatial main residence features a double-height entry hall that leads to a sprawling dining room, a study, a family room and a bar. From here, you’re a few steps away from an outdoor lanai and pool, a wine room, a cinema, a gym and a massage room. In terms of accommodation, the home offers a generous primary suite with a second study and dual amenities, as well as four guest bedrooms with en suites and two rooms for staff. Outside, meanwhile, the manicured grounds are outfitted with a tennis court and accompanying tennis house. As Sotheby’s says, this grand estate features every conceivable amenity.


  • 17. Ocean Boulevard, Florida — $100 Million

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    It’s not exactly surprising that there is more than one Ocean Boulevard home on this list. The sandy stretch on Golden Beach is populated by a number of stunning multimillion-dollar pads. Case in point: this newly built family retreat. The tastefully designed abode is billed as “the most amazing new offering in Manalapan.” Sitting on just over two acres, the elegant compound offers a generous 17,300 square feet of living space and sweeping ocean views. There are a total of nine bedrooms spread between the main residence and the guest house. You can also expect spectacular finishes and furnishings, naturally.

  • 16. Padaro Lane, Santa Barbara, California — $109 Million

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    Padaro Lane’s biggest perk is its private beach. Situated in the oceanside town of Carpinteria, which is part of Santa Barbara County, it’s a location that already feels relatively quiet and secluded. The existing 2,500-square-foot home here isn’t the grandest ever, so it’s really the land and location that you’re paying for. The residence sits on 4.2 acres, and the property is zoned to stable up to nine horses, which is great for the equestrian who wants to start building stables right away. Of course, you can just lounge by your own personal beach instead—that’s the more relaxing option, anyway.

  • 15. Sea Lane Drive, California — $110 Million

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    Legendary video-game designer Jon Burton reportedly bought this epic estate back in 2012 for $36. 5 million, but it’s climbed in price quite a bit since then. The $110 million pad sits on 6.6 acres in Paradise Cove and offers roughly 340 feet of ocean frontage with direct beach access. The Spanish Colonial-style main house offers almost 17,000 square feet of living space, six bedrooms and a ton of lavish amenities. If that’s not enough, there’s also a two-bedroom guest cottage. Other highlights of the estate include a high-tech 14-seat movie theater, a nine-hole mini golf course and a lighted tennis court, to name but a few.

  • 14. Cannes Californie, France — $115 Million

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    Described as one of the most beautiful properties on the French Riviera, this hillside mansion in Californie Pézou was built way back in 1928. Of course, it’s been lovingly restored since then. Sitting on one landscaped hectare, the palatial abode offers nearly 27,000 square feet of living space and a breathtaking panorama of the ocean and surrounding mountains. The interior, which can be navigated via a handy lift, includes several lounges and bars, a professional kitchen, a wellness area with an indoor pool, 12 guest suites and 10 rooms for the staff. Elsewhere, you’ll find a large 10-car garage, an outdoor pool and an auditorium. Did we mention you’re in Cannes?

  • 13. Green Gables, Woodside, California — $125 Million

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    Sometimes it pays to keep it in the family. Take Green Gables, for instance. The storied home, which was originally built by banker Mortimer Fleishhacker back in 1911, has been passed down in the family for generations and is now priced at a hefty $125 million. Located on 74 acres of land in Woodside, the estate has a main home designed by architects Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, along with six other dwellings. Altogether the place has 32 bedrooms, plenty of spots for entertaining and even a Michelin-star pub. The grounds are the real star here, though, if you can believe it. The acreage includes several bike and hiking trails, along with picturesque lakes and gardens, plus a tennis court and an outdoor pool.  

  • 12. Le Palais Venitien, Cannes, France— $135 Million

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    When a property is called the Palace, you know it’s going to be royally good. That’s certainly the case with Le Palais in Cannes. Located on nearly six acres that overlook the Mediterranean, the palatial 32,000-square-foot mansion was inspired by the city of Venice and its historic architecture; Think monumental columns, stately arches and fountains aplenty. Inside, the manse offers nine suites, 12 bathrooms, numerous reception rooms and an impressive wine cellar. You can also expect lavish furnishings that are characteristic of Venetian design. Outside, meanwhile, there’s an expansive pool, tennis court and a secluded woodland with its own lake. Who needs the Grand Canal? 


  • 11.

    La Fin, Beverly Hills, California — $139 Million

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    No expense has been spared with this $139 million manse. Perched on a hilltop overlooking Bel-Air, downtown LA and Century City, the lavish abode offers nearly 40,000 square feet of living space, 12 bedrooms and 18 bathrooms. It’s the hotel-like amenities that really set it apart, though. Perfect for entertaining, La Fin comes complete with a sub-zero vodka tasting room, a ventilated cigar room, a 6,000-square-foot nightclub, a private wine room and multiple bars. There’s also an indoor theater with motorized leather seats and an outdoor movie theater with a 23-foot LED screen that pops up from behind the pool on demand. Elsewhere, you’ll find a full-scale fitness center with a rock climbing wall and a rotating garage that can display up to six cars. To top it off, there’s a 44-foot chandelier made of nearly 50,000 crystals connecting the home’s three floors.

  • 10.

    Banyan Road, Florida — $149 Million

    They say location is key to valuable real estate. That’s certainly the case with this $145 million estate. Located within the exclusive enclave of Seminole Landing in Palm Beach, it is the largest oceanfront parcel on the market in South Florida. Hidden behind two sets of gates, the property spans more than 6.5 acres and offers 563 feet of ocean frontage. You actually have 8.5 acres of land if you include the dune and beach. There is currently a manse on the grounds that was built in 1998. Spanning roughly 15,500 square feet, it offers six spacious bedrooms plus a pool. Of course, you also have the opportunity to build your own palatial waterfront abode.

  • 9. Royal Style Mansion, Caesarea, Israel — $149 Million

    Image Credit: Igal Harari/Israel Sotheby’s International Realty

    If you’ve ever visited a royal castle or mansion and subsequently wanted to buy one of your own, well, now’s your chance. This massive 63,130-square-foot home was inspired by Baroque and Rococo architecture, and it shows. The interiors showcase marble and onyx mosaics and 14-karat gold moldings, and from the moment you walk in, you’re greeted by an enormous crystal chandelier, sets of marble columns and a sweeping staircase that leads to the upper levels. And if all of that’s not enough, there are not one but two fountains in the home featuring Roman-style sculptures. Residents have access to a private spa and fitness room, two pools (one indoor and one outdoor) and saunas. It’s located not in Versailles but Caesarea, a town in Israel on the Mediterranean coast. All in all the mansion has an unique architectural look that may not be for everyone, but it’s nothing if not impressive.

  • 8. La Gorce Circle, Florida — $150 Million

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    Number eight on our list of the world’s most expensive homes is actually four parcels rolled into one—so it’s basically a full-blown resort. The Miami Beach compound on La Gorce Island is set on 600 feet of sparkling waterfront and is made up of three seaside homes, each with its own dock. Plus, the property comes with its own private park dubbed Domaine de la Paix et de l’Amour. Here you’ll find a marble gazebo that looks out to the neighboring bay, manicured lawns and coral stone walkways. Want more? The grounds also include two swimming pools, a conference center, a home theater and a wine cellar.

  • 7. Stradella Court, California — $150 Million

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    George Ruan, the cofounder of online coupon company Honey, spent two years renovating the striking Bel-Air estate he bought back in 2020. Although once complete, the billionaire never actually lived in the manse. Instead, Ruan put on the gated compound right on the market with a $150 million price tag. For what it’s worth, the prized spread was designed by South African architecture firm Saota and includes a two-story main house and a one-bedroom guest home. Altogether, you’ll find nine bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a wine cellar, media room, a library and even a sauna. There’s also an infinity-edged pool where you can take in 360-degree views of Los Angeles.

  • 6. Mapleton Drive, California — $165 Million

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    Simply dubbed the Manor, this California mansion made headlines when it sold for $119.7 million back in 2019, making it the most expensive real-estate transaction in LA County. The Holmby Hills estate has since popped back onto the market, but this time, with an even bigger price tag—$165 million. The extravagant property is actually the former home of crooner Bing Crosby and was originally built in 1988 for TV producer Aaron Spelling. Formula 1 heiress Petra Ecclestone also called the château home. Just down the road from the Playboy Mansion and clad in limestone, the 56,000-square-foot residence features every amenity imaginable. Think a bowling alley, a beauty salon, a library, a nightclub and a screening room. Additional highlights include a swimming pool, a tennis court, a tanning room, an aquarium and a solarium. Altogether, there are 123 rooms—but don’t worry, the property’s elevator makes stops on every floor.


  • 5. Mylestone at Meadow Lane, Southampton, New York — $175 Million

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    It’s hard to pick a highlight of the Hamptons, but this waterfront estate could be it. Priced at $175 million, Mylestone at Meadow Lane offers more than 500 feet of ocean frontage, between the Atlantic Ocean and Shinnecock Bay, along with eight lush acres. The modern Tudor-style mansion, which spans a little over 15,000 square feet, has 11 bedrooms, 12 full baths and four half baths, as well as a separate caretaker’s cottage. You can expect custom millwork and water views throughout, along with all the modern amenities. Outside, there’s ample room for entertaining, plus a pool, a hot tub, a five-car garage and a deepwater bayside dock for boating. 

  • 4. Tarpon Island, Palm Beach, Florida — $218 Million

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    Yes, it’s an island, but don’t expect some far-flung hideaway in the Caribbean here.  Tarpon Island is situated in the Billionaires’ Row sector of Palm Beach, a stretch of land that’s a veritable who’s who of real-estate moguls: Citadel CEO Ken Griffin, who set the record for most expensive home sold in the US when he dropped $240 million on a New York City penthouse nearly four years back, owns property here. Tarpon may net a similarly sky-high asking—it already traded hands earlier this year, in fact, when developer Todd Michael Glaser snapped it up for $85 million. Glaser is now selling the man-made isle for $218 million with the promise of renovating and expanding the circa-1930s home for the prospective buyer. If you’d rather have it as is, then he’s willing to part with it for just $125 million. The planned renovation would add 18,000 square feet of living space, a six-car garage and two pools. Stuck-in-the-past home aside, it’s a 2.2-acre parcel altogether—a sizable piece of land for Palm Beach—with a lighted tennis court. And even though it’s not exactly the most private of islands, it’s only accessible via a small bridge or a boat, so you’ll still feel away from it all.

  • 3. Pacific Coast Highway, California — $225 Million

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    Massive oceanfront mansions are something of the norm in Malibu. However, this palatial beachside property is composed of five parcels of land and nine structures spread across its five acres. Priced at $225 million, the 25,000-square-foot Robert A. M.–designed residence is reminiscent of a European estate and was formerly owned by ex-Disney CEO Michael Eisner. However, unlike an old-world Mediterranean villa, the impressive compound includes its own gym, several guest homes and a movie theater. Best of all, the latter is connected to the pool via an underground tunnel. And if you want to get to the beach, well, there’s an elevator for that.

  • 2. Rutland Gate, London, England — $238 Million

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    This grand seven-story estate in the UK made headlines when it sold for $232 million back in 2020. Now, the record-breaking abode is back on the market as Britain’s priciest listing and needs a new owner who can give it some much-needed TLC. The 62,000-square-foot mansion has 45 rooms spread across its seven stories, in addition to an indoor swimming pool and an underground parking garage. Despite having fallen into disrepair at the hands of its previous residents, everything about the Knightsbridge property is palatial from its elaborate detailing, gold leaf accents and ornate moldings. The stately stuccoed residence could be yours—if you have $238 million to spare, that is.

  • 1. The Penthouse at Central Park Tower, New York — $250 Million

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    Call it a coincidence, but the most expensive home in the world is perched atop the world’s tallest residential building on New York City’s Billionaires’ Row. The Central Park Tower penthouse, which spans 17,545 square feet across its three floors, clocks in at a whopping $250 million—or about $15,000 a square foot. The hefty asking price includes seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, multiple kitchens and a sprawling 1,433-square-foot outdoor terrace that hovers 1,400 feet above Manhattan. Of course, there are also not one but two grand ballrooms. A few of the palatial abode’s interior highlights include huge walls of glass, soaring 27-foot-high ceilings and a sculptural spiral staircase that connects each of the levels.


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Top 10 most famous fashion houses –

The most famous fashion houses in the world often began with a single person who one day simply opened a shop for tailoring and selling clothes, not even suspecting that in the future his creations would be sold for thousands of dollars .

The headquarters of the most famous brands for the production of dresses and suits, accessories and perfumes, watches and shoes are now located in several cities – the so-called fashion capitals – Paris, Milan, New York, London. About the offices of fashion houses write in glossy magazines. The doors of the headquarters are also opened to the general public, for example, when fashion shows are held right in the offices.

Let’s find out where, how and by whom the most famous fashion houses were founded.


The Italian brand “Versace” was founded in 1978. The company was named after its founder, Gianni Versace. He grew up helping his mother, a dressmaker, with tailoring orders. At the age of 26, the future famous fashion designer moved to Milan to gain a foothold in the fashion industry. After working for a couple of designers, he decided to launch his own clothing line, so he opened his first store. Ladies from high society drew the attention of his outfits, and the new fashion house acquired boutiques around the world.

In 1997, Gianni Versace was assassinated. His sister Donatella became the creative director of his company. Not so long ago it became known that she ceded the family business for $ 2. 12 billion, but retained her position.

Versace is headquartered in Milan on Via Manzoni.

Christian Dior

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Dior is the epitome of Parisian romance. Christian Dior designs are feminine and elegant. Ball gowns, recognizable Bar jackets and puffy skirts are all an integral part of the Dior label.

The legendary company was founded by Christian Dior, whose parents dreamed that their son would settle down and become a politician. The young man gave 5 years of his life to fulfill the aspirations of his parents, but did not give up his dream of creating fashionable clothes: he drew sketches of future masterpieces and sold them on the street.

After some time, Christian’s parents went bankrupt, and the young man could do whatever he wanted. Naturally, he chose an occupation to his liking. Having changed several jobs in French fashion houses, Dior at 1946 opened his own company and initially called it “Corolle”. It was only later that she became the famous Christian Dior fashion house.

In 2021, the leadership of the Dior brand moved from Parisian Rue Montaigne to the Champs Elysées.


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The contribution of Coco Chanel, the founder of the brand of the same name, to the world of fashion is huge:

  • she invented a little black dress that radically changes any woman;
  • dressed the ladies in trousers;
  • began to actively use inexpensive knitwear instead of luxurious delicate fabrics;
  • drew women’s attention to tweed;
  • created in 1955 a handbag with a thin strap 2.55 – comfortable and still fashionable;
  • styled sailor suits;
  • finally proved to the ladies that a tan is beautiful.

The Chanel fashion house is firmly established in London.

Giorgio Armani

Armani is a fairly young fashion house. From 1961 to 1970, Giorgio Armani was assistant designer to Nino Cerruti. In 1974, Giorgio was able to launch his own clothing line for just $10,000.

He quickly became one of the most beloved fashion designers in Hollywood. When it became known that Richard Gere wore an Armani suit in the film American Gigolo, the designer and his products, whose distinctive feature was a clear silhouette, immediately became a cult.

Giorgio Armani’s office is located in the luxurious Palazzo Orsini on Via Borgonuovo in Milan.


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Another famous Milanese brand is Prada. It dates back to 1913, when Mario Prada opened a bag shop in Milan.

After his death in the 50s, his son abandoned the family business. In the middle of the last century, in a patriarchal family, one could not even dream of having a woman at the helm of the company. Mario would not tolerate a lady even as a shop worker. So he would probably be shocked if he knew that after his death, his daughter took over the business. She successfully ran the store for 20 years.

In the 1970s, Mario’s granddaughter Miuccia Prada took over the development of the family business. She began designing leather bags and soon opened a second store in Milan’s prestigious shopping district.

In 1989, the Prada brand began to produce clothing. Since then, Prada has been one of the flagships of haute couture.

The headquarters of Prada is to be found in Milan.

Nina Ricci

The heart of Nina Ricci is located in Paris, on Rue Montaigne. The fashion house is named after its founder Nina Ricci, an experienced dressmaker who was not afraid to take the helm of her own business.

The company was founded in 1932. 14 years after that, a line of perfumes was released under the Nina Ricci brand.

At the end of the last century, the fashion house became part of the Puig corporation, which abandoned the production of haute couture under the Nina Ricci brand and focused on ready-to-wear.

Yves Saint Laurent

The style of Yves Saint Laurent is quite recognizable: women’s tuxedos, a-line dresses, Saharienne jackets, blouses with bows, like a secretary …

Yves Saint Laurent was so talented that for some time he headed the fashion house of Christian Dior. At 26, Saint Laurent decided it was time for him to move on and opened his own company. Movie stars, for example, Catherine Deneuve, became interested in her products.

Since 1999, the Yves Saint Laurent brand has been owned by Gucci.

Yves Saint Laurent’s office is located on rue Belchasse, in a 17th-century building that used to be a convent.

Louis Vuitton

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Louis Vuitton is perhaps one of the most counterfeited brands on the planet. The signature Damier check and the LV monograms are symbols of luxury.

The company is better known as a manufacturer of suitcases and bags. However, Louis Vuitton has recently begun to actively produce various quirky items with a classic check pattern, which consumers really liked.

Louis Vuitton, the founder of the brand, invented the suitcase in the first half of the 19th century. Before him, things were transported in shapeless trunks.

Louis Vuitton is headquartered in a luxurious building on the Champs Elysées in the center of Paris.

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana, whose name combines the names of its two founders, burst into the world of high fashion in 1985 and has not been going to give up its positions since then, remaining one of the most beloved fashionistas of the whole world of manufacturers clothes.

Closed feminine black outfits, kaftan dresses, corsets, sexy prints – these are the distinguishing features of the style of two Italians who settled in Milan.


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Guccio Gucci opened a small shop in Florence in 1906, where he sold practical, comfortable products of his own production for riding enthusiasts. The high quality of its products was quickly appreciated by numerous buyers. By 1938 he had a second store in Rome. A third store opened in Milan in 1951.

Guccio died in 1953. The business passed to his sons. For a time, the brand was very popular with famous clients such as Jackie Kennedy-Onassis, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. But at 19In the 80s, everything began to crumble like a house of cards: Guccio’s grandchildren almost ruined the company.

The Gucci fashion house continues to operate at present. Its headquarters is located in Milan.

7 famous fashion houses run by women

March 10, 2020

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It is believed that the fashion world is ruled by men. And, indeed, many fashion houses are owned by men. However, among the most famous high-end fashion houses there are those run by women.

It is believed that men rule the world of fashion. And, indeed, many fashion houses are owned by men. However, among the most famous high-end fashion houses there are those run by women.

Perhaps the most famous is Miuccia Prada, who has led the company since 1978 years old.

Here are 7 luxury fashion companies run by a woman.


CEO: Miuccia Prada

Miuccia Prada has been head of Prada since 1978. The brand was founded by her grandfather in 1913 as a leather goods company at the time.

Over time, Prada has become a famous brand associated with one of the richest fashion houses in the world. At 1989 Miuccia launched her first clothing collection.


Heads: Kate and Laura Mulleavy

Rodarte was founded in 2005 by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, who have been at the helm since its inception. The sisters are known for paying close attention to detail. One of the dresses from the early collection was made over 150 hours.

Alexander McQueen

CEO: Sarah Burton

Following the death of Alexander McQueen in 2010, Sarah Burton took over as creative director at the company.

She has gained worldwide recognition since designing Kate Middleton’s wedding dress in 2011. She also designed Pippa Middleton’s dress.

Burton received the CFDA International Award in 2019, having previously been named Designer of the Year by the British Fashion Awards in 2011.


CEO: Natasha Ramsay-Levi

Natacha Ramsay-Levi has been Creative Director at Chloé since 2017. Ramsay-Levi presented her first Chloé collection in September 2017. Her debut has evoked the delight of critics and experts in the fashion world.


CEO: Clare Waight Keller

Claire Waight Keller has been Creative Director of Givenchy since 2017. Prior to that, she worked for companies such as Calvin Klein, Gucci and Chloé.

She became famous for designing Meghan Markle’s wedding dress for her wedding to Prince Harry.