Furla is one of the most long-lived and successful Italian family firms. Business is owned by the family Furlanetto (hence the name). The first shop of leather accessories under the brand Furla was opened in 1955 by Aldo Furlanetto, but the real success came in 1977, when the children of Aldo - Giovanna, Carlo and Paolo - created their own collection of leather bags. Since then, Furla has had a solid position among the top brands of the world fashion industry. The company has a sales network in 71 countries represented by 320 mono-brand boutiques. 156 of them are owned by the company and 164 are franchised. The authorized capital of the company - 212 million Euro. The president of the company is Giovanna Furlanetto.