Paul Smith born


First shop opened at 10 Byard Lane, Nottingham.
First Paul Smith collection shown in Paris
First London shop opens at 44 Floral Street, Covent Garden, WC2.


Second London shop opens at 23 Avery Row, London, W1.

Third London shop opens at 43 Floral Street.

Paul Smith Ltd. signs license contract with Japanese company, C.Itoh.

Paul Smith toiletries collection launched.


  • First shop opens in New York, 108 Fifth Avenue, NY.
  • Fourth London shop opens at 41/42 Floral Street.


  • London showroom opens at 7/8 Langley Court, London WC2.



  • Paul Smith franchise shop opens in Hong Kong.


  • Paul Smith Children’s wear Launched. (January)
  • Paul Smith receives British Designer for Industry Award.
  • Paul Smith receives BKCEC award. (November)
  • Flagship shop opens in Tokyo making a total of 60 shops in Japan.


  • Showroom/Press office opens in Paris. (May)
  • Showroom/Press office opens in Milan. (July)


  • Paul Smith launches Accessories collection.
  • Shop opens in Paris at 22 Blvd Raspail, 75007. (January)
  • A/W '93 collection is shown in Florence, as guest of Pitti Immagine. (January)
  • Covent Garden shops extended to include “The British Room”, a shoe shop & children’s wear.
  • Shop opens in Singapore. (April)
  • First R. Newbold store opens in London at 7/8 Langley Court, W1. (September)
  • Launch of the first Paul Smith Women collection (S/S 1994). (October)


  • Paul Smith awarded C.B.E. for his services to fashion design. (January)
  • First Paul Smith Women shop opens in Paris, at 22 Boulevard Raspail, 75007. (January)
  • A/W '94 collection is shown in Cologne, as guest of Kölnmesse. (February)
  • Second Paul Smith Women shop opens at 40 Floral Street.(February)
  • Launch of Paul Smith Spectacles collection. (February)
  • Launch of Paul Smith Luggage collection. (April)
  • First PS.Paul Smith Jeans shop opens at 9/11 Langley Court. (September)
  • First Paul Smith for Children shop opens at 44 Floral Street. (September)
  • S/S '95 collection is shown in Barcelona, as guest of Gaudi Barcelona. (September)
  • Launch of Paul Smith Watch collection. (October)


  • Paul Smith Limited awarded The Queens Award for Industry for export achievement (April).
  • Launch of men’s underwear line (S/S).
  • “Observation” display at the Victoria & Albert Museum. (June – November)
  • Paul Smith True Brit book published by Conde Nast Italia to coincide with exhibition. (October)
  • Paul Smith True Brit exhibition at the Design Museum in London. (October 95 to April 96)
  • Paul Smith website goes on line. (October)


  • Paul Smith True Brit exhibition in Glasgow as part of Festival of Design. (September)
  • Exhibition of ‘Uniforms’ by Steve Pyke in the R Newbold Gallery. (Sept 26th - Oct 5th)
  • Third PS Paul Smith Jeans store opens at 66-68 Bridge St, Manchester. (October)
  • Exhibition of ‘Parking Allotment’ by Max Jourdan in the R. Newbold Gallery. (6th-16th Nov)
  • Paul awarded the Honorary Freedom of the City of Nottingham. (February)


  • Paul Smith True Brit exhibition at the Nottingham Castle Museum. (15 May-31 August)
  • Paul Smith Women shop opens at Sloane Avenue, SW3. (3rd Sept)
  • Shop opens in Lee Gardens, Hong Kong. (29th Aug)
  • Exhibition in R. Newbold Gallery by photographers 664 entitled ‘Boys’. (8th - 22nd Oct) Exhibition in R.Newbold Gallery by Mike North entitled ‘Into The Dee’. (3rd - 21st Nov)
  • Shop opens in Manila, The Philippines. (November)
  • Exhibition in R Newbold Gallery by Unit 2h entitled ‘Advent’. (1st - 24th Dec)


  • Paul Smith Women first catwalk show. (London Fashion Week - 24th February)
  • Launch of Pink Label collection.
  • Launch of Paul Smith Mini ‘Art Car’ available in the UK and Japan only. (April)
  • Westbourne House opens at 122 Kensington Park Road, London. (9th May)
  • A bespoke tailoring service is offered for the first time at Westbourne House. (9th May)
  • Paul Smith True Brit exhibition travels to Japan (Tokyo, Kobe and Fukuoka). (Sept)
  • Portrait of Paul Smith by James Lloyd unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery. (December)
  • Paul Smith Ltd. signs footwear collection agreement with Overland Group. (December)
  • Paul Smith Ltd. and Inter Parfums SA sign a 12 year licensing agreement. (December).


  • Launch of ‘Paul Smith Men’ and ‘Paul Smith Women’ fragrances. (June)
  • Paul Smith awarded a knighthood by HRH the Queen. (November 24th)


  • Shop opens in Milan, at Via Manzoni 13. (February)
  • Accessories shop opens opposite Westbourne House. (September)
  • An additional floor opens at Floral Street shop stocking women’s collections. (September)
  • Launch of Paul Smith rug collection for the Rug Company. (September)
  • Publication of the book ‘You Can Find Inspiration in Everything…’ (October)
  • Shop opens in the Royal Exchange, London City. (November)


  • New York showrooms open at 121 Greene Street, NY 10012. (January)
  • Shoe shop opens in London at 44 Floral Street. (February)
  • Shoe shop opens in Paris at 24 Boulevard Raspail, 75007. (April)
  • Launch of Paul Smith line of furniture for Cappellini. (April)
  • Shop opens at Heathrow, Terminal 3. (May)
  • Launch of ‘Extreme’ men and ‘Extreme’ women fragrances (October)
  • Paul Smith opens the first free standing Women’s shop in Japan, stocks Blue, Black, Pink and Accessories. Its location is in the Aoyama Area, exactly Minami Aoyama. (October)


  • London showrooms and headquarters open at 20, Kean Street, WC2B 4AS. (January)
  • Milan showrooms and headquarters open at Viale Umbria, 95. (January)
  • Launch of Swiss-made Watch collection. (January)
  • Paul Smith judges at the Design Museum ‘Designer of the Year Award’. (June)
  • Paul Smith wins ‘Men’s wear Designer of the Year’ and ‘Women’s Contemporary Designer of the Year’ at the British Style Awards 2003. (September)
  • Launch of the ‘Furniture and Things’ collection. (September)
  • Launch of ‘Bespoke’, a Paul Smith upholstery textile for Maharam. (November)
  • Publication of paperback edition of ‘You can find inspiration in everything….’ (November)
  • Launch of the PS30 Watch. (December)
  • Launch of Black label SS04 in Japan.


  • Launch of Paul Smith London fragrances for men and women. (July)
  • Launch of Swiss-made women’s Watch collection. (September)
  • E-commerce site launched. (October)
  • Shop opens in mainland China, Plaza 66 mall on Nanjing Road.
  • Shop opens In Hong Kong at the Landmark, the Central District.
  • Shop opens in Taiwan in the Breeze Centre Taipei.
  • Franchise opens in Thailand The Emporium Mall, Bangkok.
  • Franchise opens in Kuala Lumpur in KLCC Mall.


  • Flagship shop opens in Nottingham Willoughby House, 20 Low Pavement Notts NG1 7EA.
  • Shop opens in Beijing China, Oriental plaza mall, No.1 East Chang An Street. (February)
  • Paul Smith won the 'Great Britons Award for Business' at the Great Britons '04 event organised by Morgan Stanley, RSA in association with the Daily Telegraph.
  • Paul Smith opens Paul Smith Pink +, his first Women's 'Pink' shop in the Daikanyama area of Tokyo, Japan.
  • Paul Smith collaborates with Triumph motorbikes, customizes 9 bikes and designs a capsule clothing and accessories collection.
  • Paul Smith collaborates with Burton Snowboards to design an exclusive bespoke stripe snow board jacket and pant.
  • Paul Smith launches a new women’s fragrance, ‘Floral’.
  • Paul Smith opens Furniture and Things shop in Mayfair, 9 Albemarle St, London. (Oct)
  • Paul Smith opens first shop in Melrose Ave, LA.
  • Paul Smith opens his second shop in Dubai. (Nov)


  • Paul Smith opens Jeans shop in London’s Borough Market. (Jan)
  • Paul Smith opens three shops in Japan – Kyoto, ‘Happy’ & ‘Peace’. (Jan-March)
  • Paul Smith opens flagship shop in Tokyo, Japan. ‘Space’. (Apr)
  • Paul Smith opens flagship shop in New York, 142 Greene Street. (Oct).
  • Paul Smith launches new men’s fragrance Paul Smith STORY.
  • Paul Smith collaborates with Mercian Bikes, personalising a Track and Tour bike.
  • Paul Smith opens a shop in Moscow’s Red Square, Russia. (October)
  • Paul Smith opens flagship shop in Paris, Rue Faubourg St Honore. (October)
  • Paul Smith collaborates with Penguin Classics, designing a limited edition ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ book sleeve.
  • Broadway cinema, East Midland’s leading independent cinema, opens the Paul Smith auditoria.
  • Paul Smith chocolate, multi-colour stripe fabric graces 35 ‘Love Seats’.


  • Paul Smith opens new Men’s shop in Kanazawa, Japan.
  • Paul Smith is awarded Honorary Fellowship of RIBA – Royal Institute of British Architects.
  • Paul Smith collaborates with Rapha to produce an exclusive commemorative cycling jersey in celebration of the Tour de France in London.
  • Paul Smith launches new women’s fragrance, ‘Paul Smith ROSE’. (August)
  • Paul Smith collaborates with Burton Snowboards for a second time, designing two ‘tailored’ snowboard jackets and pair of snowboard pants.
  • Paul Smith opens free standing Jeans shop in Osaka, Japan. (September)
  • Paul Smith opens a shop in Istanbul, Turkey. (October)
  • Paul Smith designs and manufactures his first chair, The Melrose. (November)
  • Paul Smith opens a shop in Leeds, UK. Kind Edward Street Leeds. (November)
  • Paul Smith opens a shop in Johannesburg, South Africa. (November)
  • Paul Smith opens a shop in Cape Town, South Africa. (November)
  • Paul Smith opens a shop in St. Petersburg, Russia. (November)
  • Paul Smith honoured as first member into the Fragrance Foundation’s ‘Circle of Champions’, an initiative set up to pay tribute to individuals who have made a notable contribution to the fragrance industry.
  • Paul Smith launches Paul by Paul Smith (SS08).


  • Paul Smith opens a shop at Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport. ‘Paul Smith Globe’. (March)
  • Paul Smith launches limited edition men’s and women’s fragrance, ‘Paul Smith Sunshine’, exclusive to the UK. (March)
  • Paul Smith opens first freestanding franchise shop in Seoul, Korea. (April)
  • Paul Smith signs contract to dress Manchester United Football Club. (May)
  • Paul Smith opens a shop in Bangalore, India. (2008)
  • Paul Smith opens a shop in New Delhi, India. (2008)
  • Paul Smith opens a shop in Antwerp, Belgium. (October)
  • Paul Smith opens a Men’s Shoes and Accessories shop in the Royal Arcade, Mayfair, London. (October)


  • Paul Smith opens a women’s shop on Rue de Grenelle in Paris, France. (March)
  • Paul Smith opens a shop in San Francisco, USA. (March)
  • Paul Smith Rose Summer Edition launches. (March)
  • Paul Smith MAN fragrance launches. (August, UK)
  • Paul Smith opens first standalone men’s and women’s Accessories and Shoe shop on rylebone High Street, London. (October)
  • Paul Smith opens a shop in Las Vegas, USA. (December)