The brand was named after its founder none other than Jimmy Choo. Being a shoe maker runs in the blood. He was born and brought up in a family of shoemakers in Malaysia. Choo moved to London and graduated from the London College of Fashion. Choo opened his first shop in Hackney in 1986. After two years, Choo's shoes were featured in an eight-page spread in Vogue magazine. Years after, Jimmy Choo became one of the global brands and soon enough expanded to handbags and other accessories.
Jimmy Choo’s moment of fame came in 1990, when the Princess of Wales, Lady Diana was spotted wearing his shoes.