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  • APRIL 2, 1974

    Eugenia Kim is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • JUNE 1996

    Eugenia Kim breaks her back sledding, and after a month-long hospital stay decides not to pursue a career in medicine. Eugenia graduates from Dartmouth with a degree in Psychology.

  • AUGUST 1997

    Eugenia enrolls in a millinery class at Parsons New School of Design.

  • FEBRUARY 1998

    Eugenia shaves her head and creates a feathered hat as a disguise; that hat draws the attention of buyers in SOHO, leading to orders being placed and the birth of the brand.

  • MAY 1998

    MAY 1998

    NY Times article announces the collection to be introduced at Barneys New York.

  • MAY 1998

    MAY 1998

    W Magazine publishes first editorial styled with a Eugenia Kim hat.

  • NOVEMBER 1998

    Eugenia Kim wins Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion Award.

  • DECEMBER 1998

    DECEMBER 1998

    Eugenia Kim opens her first store on East 4th street in New York City.

  • SEPTEMBER 2001

    SEPTEMBER 2001

    Eugenia Kim “haircut” hats and Nic headpiece appear in the Ben Stiller comedy Zoolander.

  • SEPTEMBER 2001

    SEPTEMBER 2001

    Jennifer Lopez and Janet Jackson wear Eugenia Kim hats at the MTV Video Music Awards.

  • FEBRUARY 2002

    FEBRUARY 2002

    NY Times covers first Eugenia Kim runway collaboration with designer Alice Roi.

  • OCTOBER 2002

    OCTOBER 2002

    Beyoncé wears Eugenia Kim Honey hat on the cover of Vibe Magazine.

  • FEBRUARY 2003

    Eugenia Kim collaborates with Michael Kors on hats for his Fall/Winter 2003 collection.

  • NOVEMBER 2003

    NOVEMBER 2003

    Eugenia Kim launches first footwear collection.

  • FEBRUARY 2004

    FEBRUARY 2004

    Eugenia Kim hat is worn by Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) in an episode of Sex and the City.

  • JUNE 2004

    JUNE 2004

    Eugenia Kim wins the Perry Ellis CFDA Award for Accessories Designer of the Year.

  • JANUARY 2005

    Eugenia Kim is awarded by Fashion Group International as the Accessories Designer of the Year.

  • FEBRUARY 2005

    Eugenia Kim collaborates with Donna Karan on Fall/Winter 2005 show.

  • MAY 2005

    MAY 2005

    Genie by Eugenia Kim is launched for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.

  • SEPTEMBER 2005

    SEPTEMBER 2005

    Eugenia Kim launches Mr. Kim men’s line.

  • FEBRUARY 2006

    Mr. Kim is featured in a GQ editorial.

  • DECEMBER 2006

    DECEMBER 2006

    Eugenia Kim’s first book Saturday Night Hat: Quick, Easy Hatmaking for the Downtown Girl, is published by Random House.

  • FEBRUARY 2007

    FEBRUARY 2007

    Eugenia Kim collaborates on Side-Parted Hair Hats for the Catherine Malandrino FW07 runway show.

  • MAY 2007

    Eugenia Kim collaborates with Warner Bros. on “Tweety Bird” hat.

  • SEPTEMBER 2007

    SEPTEMBER 2007

    Eugenia Kim collaborates with Michael Kors and DKNY for their SS08 collections at NYFW.

  • OCTOBER 2007

    OCTOBER 2007

    WWD announces Eugenia Kim x Coach collaboration.

  • NOVEMBER 2007

    NOVEMBER 2007

    Eugenia Kim x Coach collaboration launches.

  • JULY 2008

    JULY 2008

    WWD features Eugenia Kim x Michael Kors collaboration.

  • SEPTEMBER 2008

    SEPTEMBER 2008

    Eugenia Kim wins Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Award.

  • JULY 2009

    JULY 2009

    EEK! A capsule collection with Urban Outfitters launches.

  • SEPTEMBER 2009

    Eugenia Kim collection is introduced at major retailers Neiman Marcus and Net-A-Porter.

  • NOVEMBER 2009

    Eugenia Kim x Opening Ceremony collaboration of iconic “haircut” hats launches.

  • APRIL 2010

    APRIL 2010

    Eugenia Kim for Target launches.

  • SEPTEMBER 2010

    Eugenia Kim launches first e-commerce website.

  • SEPTEMBER 2013

    Kid Kim - a children’s line - launches.

  • OCTOBER 2014

    OCTOBER 2014

    Eugenia Kim is included in Saks With Avenue’s collaboration with Saturday Night Live for the TV show’s 40th Anniversary.

  • FEBRUARY 2015

    FEBRUARY 2015

    The "Do Not Disturb" sunhat is born, and becomes the most successful Eugenia Kim hat to date; commercially, editorially as well as on social media.

  • SEPTEMBER 2015

    SEPTEMBER 2015

    Beyoncé wears "Do Not Disturb" sunhat in Instagram post.

  • MARCH 2017

    MARCH 2017

    Eugenia Kim further expands into accessories with the brand’s first handbag collection launch.

  • MAY 2017

    MAY 2017

    Genie by Eugenia Kim launches a collaboration with celebrated designer Lilly Pulitzer.

  • AUGUST 2017

    Eugenia Kim introduces a capsule collection of scarves.

  • SEPTEMBER 2017

    SEPTEMBER 2017

    Eugenia Kim makes NYFW debut for the brand’s SS18 collection.

  • DECEMBER 2017

    DECEMBER 2017

    Eugenia Kim re-launches e-commerce site, now a fully realized online shopping experience.

  • FEBRUARY 2018

    FEBRUARY 2018

    Eugenia Kim celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a Retrospective of the brand’s most iconic styles alongside its FW18 NYFW Presentation. The retrospective collection is acquired exclusively by Barney’s.

  • JUNE 2018

    JUNE 2018 launches its first customization program, allowing shoppers to create their own unique word hats.




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