Pollini was originally a family business specializing in shoes that was founded by Romeo and Domenico Pollini before the turn of the 20th century in San Mauro Pascoli, Italy. It was not until the 1950s, after both World Wars, when Pollini’s expansion plan materialized, beginning with collaboration with Bruno Magli that would go on until 1961. The decade also marked the beginning of industrialization, as Pollini started its own factory separate from the original ‘family room’ style of manufacture. The 1960s saw the complete industrialization of Pollini. Yet, even with the use of machines, skilled craftsmanship was emphasized together with the use of the highest quality leather. In 1963, the company forayed into retail, as the first Pollini store opened in Ravenna. With the tried and successful formula of developing its business decisively yet in a slow pace, Pollini continued the same strategy well into 2000, wherein at the turn of the 21st century, it became part of the AEFFE Fashion Group that started with the production of Alberta Ferretti and Philosophy accessories as well as with Narciso Rodriguez. There are Pollini stores in Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe and Nagoya in Japan, as well as in Florence, Milan, Bologna, Parma, Verona, Bolzano, Bergamo, Varese and Venice, in Italy.
In the latest Pollini Fall 2009 Fashion show, there were earth toned colors, polished dresses, swirled chic designs, primary colors, and edgy jackets.