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.
From 1869 until now
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
The jacket suitVergrößern
The first storeVergrößern
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 coatVergrößern
Johann Theodor PeekVergrößern
Mr. Peek (L.) & Mr. Cloppenburg (R.)Vergrößern
Heinrich Anton Adolph CloppenburgVergrößern
Peek & Cloppenburg includes tropical clothes in its assortment to also be able to supply customers who live in the German colonies.
With the opening of the store in Hamburg two independent companies are created with their headquarters in Hamburg und Düsseldorf.
Overcoat made to measureVergrößern
Camel Hair LodenVergrößern
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.
Store in BerlinVergrößern
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.
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
Store in Dusseldorf
Store in Berlin
Peek & Cloppenburg celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Store in DusseldorfVergrößern
In the 60ies Peek & Cloppenburg starts a big expansion phase. Various stores are built and existing stores are modernised.
Store in Frankfurt am Main
Peek & Cloppenburg is considered as the top store for premium clothing.
First data and computer P&CVergrößern
Also in the 80ies Peek & Cloppenburg can announce various openings: 11 stores are opened.
P&C in VogueVergrößern
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
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! 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.
Advertisement 100 years Peek & Cloppenburg
with Gisele BündchenVergrößern
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.
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
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
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.
Kärntner Straße in ViennaVergrößern
in Germany, Austria and CEEVergrößern
2012 - 2015
Further expansion in Austria and the CEE countries.