Founded in 1869 in Rotterdam by businessmen Johann Theodor Peek and Heinrich Cloppenburg, Peek & Cloppenburg opened its first German stores in Berlin and Düsseldorf in 1901. A second business was set up in 1911 with the aim of creating two independent companies with headquarters in Düsseldorf and Hamburg respectively. In 1989, as part of a further expansion, the company Anson’s was formed, and has since established itself as a market leader among menswear specialists. In February 2008, Peek & Cloppenburg KG Vienna was established as a headquarters for Austria and Eastern Europe, and to serve the growing markets in these regions.
From 1869 to today
James Cloppenburg opens the first store in Berlin’s Gertraudenstraße/Roßstraße in Germany. Simultaneously, the store at Schadowstraße 30 in Düsseldorf is opened.
The first store
The jacket suitVergrößern
The first storeVergrößern
Peek & Cloppenburg launches its mail-order business: for the first time, the company sends out an illustrated price list that provides an overview of the product range.
Men's first coatVergrößern
Johann Theodor PeekVergrößern
Mr. Peek (L.) & Mr. Cloppenburg (R.)Vergrößern
Heinrich Anton Adolph CloppenburgVergrößern
Peek & Cloppenburg includes tropical clothes in its product range, so that it can also supply customers who live in the German colonies.
With the opening of the store in Hamburg, two independent companies are created with headquarters in Hamburg and Düsseldorf respectively.
Overcoat made to measureVergrößern
Camel Hair LodenVergrößern
P&C creates a distinctive logo with their emblem. James Cloppenburg Jr. joins the company. P&C supplies the cities of Düsseldorf and Berlin with elegant fashion during the short economic boom from 1926 to 1929.
Store in BerlinVergrößern
Peek & Cloppenburg introduces ladies’ wear to its product range. The company continues to expand and opens another store at the Zeil in Frankfurt. Peek & Cloppenburg receives major recognition as a specialist for gentlemen’s and boys’ fashion.
Not a single Peek & Cloppenburg store survives the war. In the following years, new plans are made for the locations Berlin, Düsseldorf, Essen and Frankfurt.
Store Frankfurt am Main
Store in Dusseldorf
Store in Berlin
Peek & Cloppenburg celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Store in DusseldorfVergrößern
In the 60s, Peek & Cloppenburg begins a major expansion phase. Various stores are built and existing stores modernised.
Store in Frankfurt am Main
Peek & Cloppenburg is considered the top store for premium clothing.
First data and computer P&CVergrößern
Again in the 80s, Peek & Cloppenburg announces various new launches: 11 stores are opened.
P&C in VogueVergrößern
Peek & Cloppenburg expands abroad: it sees its market entry in Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as the opening of the first two Austrian stores in Vienna and Vösendorf (SCS). With 13 store openings, 1998 is the most expansion-intensive year.
Peek & Cloppenburg opens its 65th store in Germany. The successful advertising campaign “We are family”, which was launched in 1999, is continued with likeable celebrities such as Ute Lemper, Heidi Klum and Hardy Krüger.
Peek & Cloppenburg celebrates its 100th birthday! The refurbishing of the stores in Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Karlsruhe, Wiesbaden and Mülheim are finished just in time for the anniversary. They shine in new splendour.
Advertisement 100 years Peek & Cloppenburg
with Gisele BündchenVergrößern
Market entry in Poland with a store in Warsaw (Galeria Mokotow). 2005 brings the market entry in the Czech Republic (with a store in Brno) and Slovakia (with a store in the Aupark in Bratislava). And 2006 sees the market entry in Croatia (Zagreb).
Market entry in Slovenia and Hungary. More stores in Austria, Poland, Switzerland and Slovakia. In 2008, P&C enters the market in Romania (store opening in Bucharest), and additional stores are opened in Graz Seiersberg (AT), Lodz (PL) and Prague (CZ).
Market entry in Latvia and Lithuania. Further stores are opened in Poland and Croatia. 2010 brings the market entry in Bulgaria, with two stores opening in Sofia (Serdika and Carrefour). Two more openings in Austria, one at the Donauzentrum in Vienna.
Opening of the P&C cosmopolitan city store on the Kärntner Straße in Vienna, Austria. The 11,000 m2 of sales space is home to breathtaking architecture and a huge selection of top brands.
Kärntner Straße in ViennaVergrößern
in Germany, Austria and CEEVergrößern
2012 - 2015
Further expansion in Austria and the CEE countries.