LULU DESIGNS HER FIRST BAG
In 1989 a 29 year old Lulu Guinness sets to work designing a briefcase for women in the basement of her London home and thus a brand is born!
LULU OPENS HER TOKYO STORE
Lulu fever spreads beyond the West and in to the Far East where Lulu opens her first store in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo.
LULU IS AWARDED AN OBE
Lulu is invited to Buckingham Palace to accept an OBE from Her Royal Majesty, The Queen for her services to fashion.
LULU’S FIRST COLLABORATION WITH UNIQLO
Lulu launches her first collaboration with global High Street brand Uniqlo.
LULU’S ROSE BASKET GOES ON
DISPLAY IN THE V&A
Lulu’s first ‘novelty’ bag is so well received by the fashion industry it goes on display at the Victoria and Albert museum as part of the ’Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997’exhibition.
LULU DESIGNS THE ORIGINAL SNAKESKIN LIPS CLUTCH
Lulu takes inspiration from the surrealist art movement and designs her first ever lips clutch.
THE LIPS CLUTCH GETS REVAMP IN PERSPEX
This bestseller, originally made in snakeskin gets a revamp in red Perspex, later becoming the iconic symbol Lulu is famed for.
LULU RECEIVES AN HONOURARY DOCTORATE
Lulu is recognised for her contributions to the fashion industry and fashion education and is awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Arts.
LULU OPENS HER NEW YORK STORE
Lulu Guinness takes the US by storm and opens her first ever American store on New York’s Bleecker Street.
LULU PUBLISHES HER FIRST BOOK
‘Put on your pearls girls’ is Lulu’s first pop-up book. Its foreword is written by British actress Helena Bonham Carter.
THE FIRST LULU GUINNESS UMBRELLA
Now a best seller, the first Birdcage umbrella is sold in 2008.
LULU’S PAINT PROJECT COLLABORATION
The worlds of art and fashion collide in this collaboration with artist Joseph Steele. Over 200 clutches were hand sprayed with paint for a range of ‘one of kind’ limited edition bags.
LULU’S COLLABORATION WITH
Everyone’s favourite female mouse gets the Lulu treatment with a collaboration launched during AW13 London Fashion Week.
LULU RELEASES FIRST PERFUME
Lulu dips her toes in the beauty pool and launches her first fragrance ‘Put on your pearls girls’.
LULU DESIGNS HER FIRST RANGE OF BEDLINEN
Lulu turns her hand to interiors with a range of luxurious bed linen.
LULU CREATES HER FIRST AUTOMOTIVE BIRDCAGE BAG
Unveiled at her 20th anniversary party to an audience of fashion’s most elite, Lulu launches her first automotive birdcage bag containing a mechanical bird. Watch Video
THE FIRST WEARABLE TECH BAG
Lulu unveils her first wearable technology bag; the first bag of its kind to incorporate the Autographer camera automatically capturing images without the wearer having to lift a finger.