History

From 1869 until now

Founded in 1869 in Rotterdam by the businessmen Johann Theodor Peek and Heinrich Cloppenburg. In 1901, Peek & Cloppenburg opened their first German stores in Berlin and Düsseldorf. A second business was set up in 1911 to create two independent companies with headquarters in Düsseldorf and Hamburg. In 1989, as part of further expansion, the Anson's company was formed and has 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.

1901

In 1901 James Cloppenburg opens the first store in Berliner Gertraudenstraße/ Roßstraße in Germany. At the same time the store in Düsseldorf at Schadowstraße 30 is opened.

The first store

Dusseldorf 1901
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The jacket suit

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The first store

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Store in Berlin

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1907

Peek & Cloppenburg starts its mail-order business: for the first time the company sends an illustrated price list which gives an overview of the product range.

Men's first coat

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Haus Berlin

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Johann Theodor Peek

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Mr. Peek (L.) & Mr. Cloppenburg (R.)

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Heinrich Anton Adolph Cloppenburg

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1910

Peek & Cloppenburg includes tropical clothes in its assortment to also be able to supply customers who live in the German colonies.

Ski clothing

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Men boys
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1911

With the opening of the store in Hamburg two independent companies are created with their headquarters in Hamburg und Düsseldorf.

P&C Fashion

Overcoat made to measure
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Camel Hair Loden

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1926

P&C creates a distinctive logo with their emblem. James Cloppenburg jr. enters the company. P&C supplies the cities of Düsseldorf and Berlin with elegant fashion during the short economic boom from 1926 to 1929.

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Store in Berlin
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Leather clothing

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Silver Sunday
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Goods receiving

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P&C Panel Truck

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P&C Panel Truck

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1936

Peek & Cloppenburg also includes ladies wear in its product range. The company expands further and opens another store at the Zeil in Frankfurt. Peek & Cloppenburg became big as a specialist for gentlemen’s and boys’ fashion.

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Spring/Summer 1930
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Lounge suit
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Family
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1945

Not a single Peek & Cloppenburg-store survives the war. In the coming years new plans for the locations Berlin, Düsseldorf, Essen and Frankfurt are made.

Store Frankfurt am Main

1945
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Store in Dusseldorf

1945
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Store in Berlin

1945
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1951

Peek & Cloppenburg celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Store in Dusseldorf

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50th anniversary
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1960

In the 60ies Peek & Cloppenburg starts a big expansion phase. Various stores are built and existing stores are modernised.

Store in Berlin

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Store in Berlin

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Store in Frankfurt am Main

on Christmas
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Store in Berlin

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1975

Peek & Cloppenburg is considered as the top store for premium clothing.

First data and computer P&C

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1980

Also in the 80ies Peek & Cloppenburg can announce various openings: 11 stores are opened.

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P&C in Vogue
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Cosmopolitan-City-Store Frankfurt

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1998

Peek & Cloppenburg expands abroad: Market entrance in Belgium and in the Netherlands and opening of the first two Austrian stores in Vienna and Vösendorf (SCS). With 13 store openings 1998 is the most expansion-intensive year for P&C in its history

Cosmopolitan-City-Store Berlin

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2000

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.

The Krügers

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Nina Hagen

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Ute Lemper

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2001

Peek & Cloppenburg celebrates its 100th birthday! Just in time for the anniversary the refurbishing of the stores Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Karlsruhe, Ulm, Wiesbaden and Mülheim are finished. They shine in new splendor.

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Milla Jovovich
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with Gisele Bündchen
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Cosmopolitan-City-Store Dusseldorf

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2002

2002: Market Entry in Poland with a store in Warsow (Galeria Mokotow) 2005: Market Entry in Czechia (with a store in Brno) and in Slovakia (with a store in the Aupark in Bratislava). 2006: Market Entry in Croatia with the opening of a house in Zagreb.

Store Mariahilfertrasse

Vienna
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Publicity Campaign

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2007

2007: Market entry in Slovenia and Hungary. More stores in Austria, Poland, Switzerland and Slovakia. 2008: Market entry in Romania (Store opening in Bucharest) More stores opened in Graz Seiersberg (Austria), Lodz (Poland), Prague (Czech Republic) and L

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2009

2009: Market entry into Latvia and Lithuania. More stores opened in Poland and in Croatia. 2010: Market entry in Bulgaria with two stores opening in Sofia (Serdika and Carrefour). Two more openings in Austria with the Donauzentrum in Vienna, and a store

Publicity Campaign

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2011

Opening of the P&C cosmopolitan-city-store in Kärntner Straße in Vienna, Austria. On 11,000 m² sales space we can find breathtaking architecture and a huge selection of top brands.

Cosmopolitan-City-Store

Kärntner Straße in Vienna
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Locations

in Germany, Austria and CEE
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2012 - 2015

Further expansion in Austria and the CEE countries.

Publicity Campaign

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