Abboud, of Lebanese descent, came to fashion with a very strong background on merchandising and sales. He spent 12 years buying at the Louis of Boston, where he went to work during 1968. He studied at the University of Massachusetts and also at the Sorbonne in Paris, where he fell in love with the European style.
Leslie Faywas the clothing business founded by Fred Pomerantz. In 1942, Fred Pomerantz began making uniforms for the women in the US armed services. The government had done a study of statistics concerning the measurements of the typical female figure
In 1938 Domenico Maraolo founder Mamar. A shoe design company. His son Mario Maraolo started designing for Mamar around 1956-1969 and became Maraolo designs. He was very popular in the 80's and 90's where most of his stores were in the US and mainly New York. The brand was also sold in Sack's Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. All shoes were made in Italy inside Maraolo's factory was in Naples.