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From 1869 to today 

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.

1901

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

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 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 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 product range, so that it can also 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 headquarters in Hamburg and Düsseldorf respectively.

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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. joins 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 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.

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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 following years, new plans are made for the locations Berlin, Düsseldorf, Essen and Frankfurt.

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 60s, Peek & Cloppenburg begins a major expansion phase. Various stores are built and existing stores 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 the top store for premium clothing.

First data and computer P&C

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1980

Again in the 80s, Peek & Cloppenburg announces various new launches: 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: 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.

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! 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.

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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

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).

Store Mariahilfertrasse

Vienna
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2007

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).

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2009

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.

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2011

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.

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.

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