Where it all started…
Finsbury was created in Northampton (England), a very famous area for Goodyear stitched shoes. Created by Jean-Pierre Dahan and David Cohen, the House is established for the first time in France, in Paris in 1986. The founders' motto is to position Finsbury as the competitive brand par excellence in the market by offering high-end shoes at a price under 1000 French francs. Very quickly, the brand became the new leader of the high-end Goodyear mount men's shoes.
Arnaud Bruillon, a passionate character with an unsual career path
In 1994, Arnaud Bruillon joins the House as a part-time salesman. The founders, Mr Dahan and Mr Cohen, quickly understand he can be a key player at Finsbury, thanks to his motivation and dynamism. During these years, Arnaud Bruillon cultivates his love for the know-how and the elegance of men's shoes. He then moved up many steps and became a point-of-sale manager. In 2000, he became the best franchisee of the Finsbury group, thanks to his store located on Les Petits Champs Street in Paris. Building on this success, he will open 7 new stores from 2000 to 2010.
Quite naturally, Arnaud Bruillon commits to acquiring Finsbury in 2010. Arnaud Bruillon expresses a unique vision for the brand: to translate the heritage of a House of know-how and tradition, animated by a creative passion. Very quickly, he structured the House and offered franchised external partners to settle in various French cities. Finsbury builds its success on an irreproachable service of consulting and customer experience associated with a product of high quality, chic, comfortable and fashion.