Tommy Hilfiger is an American fashion designer who has created a brand of clothing that became very popular in the 1990s. Let us tell you a bit about his life.
Tommy was born in New York, on March 24, 1951. Moreover, Hilfiger decided to build his brand by using 3 colors: red, white and blue, that were t=called his signature tag. Immediately, his brand became popular for both the upper class, and the casual buyers. Moreover, prior to making his hugely popular product, Hilfiger opened multiple stores in the ’70s. However, it was not until 1984, that Tommy became famous and known.
Tommy Hilfiger was born in Elmira, New York, on March 24, 1951. Moreover, Tommy went to Elmira Free Academy in high school, where he had to sneak 15 pounds of weight in his pockets to get on the football team. Hilfiger suffered from Dyslexia as well.
First Entrepreneurial Venture
When he was a teenager, Tommy used to buy jeans and remake them in order to sell for a markup in Elmira. After that, when he turned 18, Hilfiger opened, in Elmira, a store called “The People’s Place”. Moreover, the store used to sell hippie supplies such as: bell-bottoms, records, and incense. Moreover, he became really successful and used to earn a six figure income. However, he filed for bankruptcy in 1977.
In 1976, Hilfiger got married to an employee in one of his stores whom he fell madly in love with. She was called Carona. The couple went to Manhattan and started working. Moreover, Tommy was known for being a hard worker and he was offered jobs at Perry Ellis and Calvin Klein. However, really wanted, however his own label.
Getting things better
In 2000, Hilfiger split with Cirana, his 20 years wife. Moreover, the Tommy Hilfiger brand wasn’t cool anymore and nobody bought it. However, In 2007, he worked to better it and signed an exclusive deal with Macy’s to sell the company’s lines only at their stores.