STEPHAN DETRY BVBA was created in 1986 as an agencies company in shoe business.
The company started by launching famous brands such as STEPHANE KELIAN, JEAN PAUL GAULTIER, CLAUDE MONTANA in BENELUX.
Two years later the company also got brands as KENZO PARIS, KENZO JUNGLE, MAUD FRIZON, ISSEY MIYAKE and MOSQUITOS.
In 1989 the territory was extended with the SCANDINAVIAN countries.
In 1995 STEPHAN DETRY BVBA started a collaboration with PRADA group.
PRADA – PRADA SPORT (for which we, as Benelux agency, were the last extern sales department in the world) –
This collaboration was ended in 2001 due to the fact that PRADA stopped working with agents.
GIMPEX NV was created in 1992 as an import company which aimed to develop small Italian shoe fashion brands. Thus brands as CATWALK, ARMANDO D’ALLESSANDRO a.o. were introduced on the Benelux market.
Today the three companies are profiled as one bigger entity, realizing a turnover in sales of about $35 million per year. The company has more than 2000 customers in all different categories and of which more than 500 ready-to-wear stores.
Both shoes and bags of the most prestigious brands are sold been trough our companies.
A professional team of in house staff and a network of foreign partners, agents and sub distributors are presenting our collections in our showrooms in Antwerp (750m²), Brussels, London, Milan and Madrid.
We participate with our own booths at the main European fairs MICAM, GDS, Bread & Butter, Who’s Next and Pitti Bimbo.
Our in-house PR department is continuously working on the development of new initiatives particularly advertising, e-mailings, organizing PR events for our customers (a.o. North Sea Jumping – Newport). Besides this we are working closely together with both national and international PR offices located in Antwerp, London & Madrid.