Basi was launched in Barcelona in 1948 and made high quality knitwear for prestigious shops in Spain. In 1962 they acquired the license to sell Lacoste products in Spain. In 1986 they were re-branded to Armand Basi and by 1994 they were a truly international brand by selling in 11 countries, they showed at London Fashion Week the following year. In 2002 the 'Lifestyle' range was launched to include eyewear, fragrances and watches. Not content with resting on their laurels, in 2005 the footwear collections were launched and in 2008 they started selling bags.