1952 : Aldo travels to New York with his brothers Rodolfo and Vasco. With the help of an American lawyer, Frank Dugan, they set up Gucci Shops Inc., which will own the rights to the Gucci trademark in the U.S. They also open their first American store on East Fifty-eighth Street, around the corner from Fifth Avenue. Paolo Gucci, Aldo's youngest son, begins working as a designer under Vasco in Florence.

1999 : The Jackie bag, named after Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's favorite Gucci piece, relaunched.