Our History

1982 - The Beginning

Kabuki, Barbara Bui's first boutique and atelier/workshop were opened in 1983. It carried women's luxury prĂȘt-a-porter along with Barbara Bui's own creations, a limited collection of iconic pieces that represented the beginning of her own line.

1986 - The Show

This year saw the launch of the Barbara Bui label with her first runway fashion show in Paris and the opening of the first Barbara Bui boutique.

1996 - Crossing The Pond

The label expanded in the U.S with the opening of store in New York.

2002 - Accessorizing

Accessories line was launched consisting of shoes, handbags, scarves, belts, wallets, make-up pochettes and leather bracelets.

2006 - The Hills

Expansion to the west coast with a new store in Beverly Hills, California.

2016 - Launch and Awards

The Globe de Cristal for Best Fashion Designer 2016 was awarded to Barbara Bui by the French Arts and Culture Press Association. This year also saw the launch of Barbara Bui x Frends, the ultra-glamorous and sophisticated audio headphones designed especially for women. A BB store opened in South Coast Plaza in the U.S. in 2016.