The Bally Company was established in Schönenwerd in 1851 and three years later, the first factory located in the village centre was built. By the 1870s, Bally was recognised as a footwear industry leader.

Bally grew internationally and opened stores in Geneva and Montevideo in 1870, followed by Buenos Aires (1873), Paris (1879) and London (1882). In the 1980s, Bally was also one of the very first luxury brands to open in China. By now the brand had also extended its offering to include clothing, handbags and leather goods for both men and women (1976), and in 1990 would become truly global, opening in the following countries: Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Lebanon and Turkey.

Fast forward to 2014, the brand continues to go from strength to strength, combining an evolutionary mix of age- old techniques and state of the art technology, enabling the manufacture of high-quality products.

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Schönenwerd, CH
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900 (est)
Bally was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Schönenwerd, CH
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Bally News and Updates

Bally Profits Rise on US and Japanese Growth

The Swiss leather goods brand made its biggest underlying profit in a decade, buoyed by growth in the United States and Japan.

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The Chinese clothing and textile giant, which already controls Gieves & Hawkes, Sandro and Maje, has purchased a majority stake in the Swiss clothing and leather-goods brand.

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Minneapolis-based PDS Gaming, a provider of gaming equipment and financing solutions, has named Alex Dungan as CEO. Previously, Dungan worked at Bally Technologies, currently part of Scientific Games, where he was most recently vice president of the gaming operations business unit and sales administ…

Chinese Investors Pile Into Global Fashion Businesses

In this month’s China Edit, BoF explores ​the ​flurry of activity from Chinese firms investing in the ​fashion ​sector.​​
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