Created in 1999 from the purchase of Albert SA - a specialist in children’s ready-to-wear - by the Artal group,
Children Worldwide Fashion (CWF) is heir to four decades of children’s fashion.
1965 Creation in lesHerbiers (France) of Albert SA, a company designing, producing and distributing owned children’s brands.
1995 Strategic move: from mass-market own brands to top of the range brand licences. Signing of the Donna Karan New York licence.
1997 Signing of ELLE and Timberland licences. Transition from integrated production to a sourcing strategy.
1999-2000 Takeover of the business of Albert SA by the Artal group, and creation of ChildrenWorldwide Fashion.
Signing of the Burberry licence.
2002 Launch of concessions integrated within department stores in France with Galeries Lafayette.
2003 Development of concessions within department stores in Spain with El Corte Inglés.
2005 Signing of the Marithé + François Girbaud licence (first collection marketed in Spring-Summer 2007), and opening of the first owned Younly store in Paris.
2006 Signing of the Chloé, Escada and Missoni licences (first collections marketed in Autumn-Winter 2007) and
outsourcing of logistics.
2007-2008 Continued development of department store concessions in Europe: La Rinascente in Italy, Inno in Belgium, House of Fraser in the UK and opening of Younly shops in Dubai and Saint Petersburg.
Development of the international activity on new territories : Japan, China, Middle-East.
2009-2010 Signing of the licence with the Hugo BOSS Group (first collection marketed in Spring-Summer 2010) and launching of the store concept ATELIER DE COURCELLES: 5 opened stores. At the end of 2009, 18 Atelier de Courcelles active.
2011 Signing of the Little Marc Jacobs licence.
2012 Launching of the brand Billieblush