ORIGINS IN ITALY
The Mitsukoshi was born in Rome in 1975, the year of its official foundation, headquartered in Via Nazionale in the historic heart of the capital.
Although far from the reality of Japan and included in a European context, in particular Italian, the Mitsukoshi has always tried to carry on the philosophy and the features that its founder, Mitsui Takatoshi, has stamped to create the Mitsukoshi in Japan about 340 years ago .
Here tourists, Japanese and not, fell like in a big family due to the high professionalism and hospitality of the multilingual staff, as well as a wide range of brands and products that meet any demand.
Among the most famous and requested … Bulgari, Loewe, Tod’s, Furla, Salvatore Ferragamo, Longchamp, Gucci, Gherardini, Bally, Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, Il Bisonte, Rimowa, Chopard, Tissot, Longines, Tag Heuer, Swarovski, Zenith and still a wide range of small leather goods, perfumes, accessories and Erbolario cosmetics …
In 2008, the Mitsukoshi joins the other great nationwide colossus Isetan Co. Ltd. The merger and the effective collaboration between the two great identity leader in department stores Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings born through a common development strategy is about to become one of the best department stores in the world.
History of Mitsukoshi
Mitsukoshi was born in 1673 under the name of Echigoya (Edo Honcho) which is the actual Tokyo City center. Mitsukoshi was a textile shop and a wholesale dealer born by a creative idea of Takatoshi Mitsui.
The new revolutionary selling concept was those one of retailing tissue at fixed prices making business with loyalty and intelligence. So that main attractive points of this business were selling tissue by meters and make customers feel like being welcome in a big family; let all customers make best-price high-quality purchase through new in-store facilities and kindness became the core-business of that age.
In 1904, thanks to the “Department Store Declaration”, Mitsukoshi gave origin to the modern concept of Department Store created to satisfy all customers needs seen as the welfare of commerce itself.
The 11th November 1973 Mitsukoshi of Rome was legally established and first shop was opened on the 10th of June 1975 located in the historical center of the city.
Through the slogan “Customer Come First”, Mitsukoshi trustingly made thousands of customers confident and trusted. Also Mitsukoshi of Rome, even though so far from Japan, assumed this philosophy, salesmanship and self-reliance in this new way of making market. All visitors coming from all parts of the world feel themselves comfortable and at home. They are aware of multi-tasking servicing that Mitsukoshi can offer together with a very good relation between quality and price, stylishness location and specialized staff.