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Two people set out together. He, a creative guy from the East Coast, who was hitchhiking through California in 1963. She, a young Californian in a VW Beatle, driving to her holiday job. Their names: Doug Tompkins and Susie Russell. Their mutual way starts on Route 89 at Emerald Bay – and has lasted longer than both of them might have thought at the moment they met: three months later, they are married. Another five years later, they found a company that goes on to write fashion history: Esprit.

“In the beginning, Esprit was just an idea that had to learn how to walk.” – Doug Tompkins, Esprit founder

You can find a Esprit in our Womenswear Department, High Street & Men’s Store, High Street

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