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Established in 1851 by Carl Franz Bally and his brother, the Swiss fashion brand is renowned for its shoes and accessories. In 1916 Bally was one of the first global multinationals with the company employing more than 7,000 people worldwide who help produce about four million pairs of shoes yearly. Austrian company Labelux Group took over Bally in 2008.



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In 1837 the Hermès Fashion House opened its doors as a harness-making shop in the Grands Boulevards quarter of Paris. Founder Thierry Hermès handcrafted leather horse harnesses that he sold to European royalty and dignitaries. Hermès introduced its first handbags in 1922 and launched women’s fashion apparel in 1929. In the 1970s Hermès went international, opening shops in Europe, America and Japan.



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English bookseller Samuel Baker started the world’s largest publicly-traded auction house when he held his first auction in 1744. The auction featured 457 books that were previously owned by Sir John Stanley, the former chief secretary for Ireland. Baker sold the books for about $1,020 (£825) in today’s money. Sotheby’s Holdings Inc is the holding company.



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Set up by goldsmith and banker John Campbell in London in 1692, Coutts is recognised today by the three crowns in its logo. Early on in the business, Campbell supplied jewellery and offered a banking service where he’d discount bills, allow loans and take deposits. The name Coutts was first used in 1755 when James Coutts, a Scottish banker, was taken into partnership.



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King Henry VIII allowed Cambridge University to print “all manner of books” in 1534, with the first book published in 1584, making it the oldest publishing house in the world. Its reputation grew in Europe over the next four centuries by publishing academic texts, poetry, school books, prayer books and bibles. Cambridge University Press became an international publisher in the 20th century and has published over 50,000 titles.



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