Armani Exchange is a trendier and less expensive alternative to other Armani labels. Armani Exchange first launched in 1991, and in 2014 Giorgio Armani announced his intention to make the label into a fast fashion clothing line to compete with Zara, Topshop and similar stores.
Armani Exchange sells clothes and accessories for both men and women. Items available for purchase include shirts, dresses, coats, blazers and vests. Armani Exchange clothing is available through its stores and website, ArmaniExchange.com. As of 2016, Armani Exchange has 270 stores, and its flagship store is in Manhattan.
Other Armani labels include Armani Prive, Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani and Armani Collezioni. The Armani labels offer a wide range of clothing from ready-to-wear to haute couture. In addition to men's and women's clothing, Armani products include jewelry, cosmetics, eyeglasses and home decorations.
Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion designer who opened Armani, his fashion house, in 1975. He began his career as a window dresser for a Milan department store. He later worked as a fashion designer for Nino Cerruti. He has also designed clothes for films such as "American Gigolo" and "The Untouchables." For his work he is a recipient of the Council of Fashion Designers of America International Award.