Lacoste Footwear

The story of an iconic brand

A love for the game, a passion for innovation and a certain French elegance. Since 1933, the story of Lacoste has mirrored that of its founder, Réné Lacoste, the French tennis legend who revolutionized the everyday wardrobe. Réné Lacoste was given the nickname ”The Crocodile” by the American press after making a bet with his team captain Pierre Gillou, who promised him a crocodile-skin suitcase if he won a certain game. Unfortunately, he did not win, but a journalist heard of the story and wrote: “The young Lacoste did not win the suitcase; he did however fight like a real crocodile”. This icon has made Lacoste a well-known fashion brand around the world and a key player across multiple segments such as apparel, footwear, fragrances and accessories.

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