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The Varvatos family are originally from the Greek island of Cefalonia, in the small village of Poulata. John Varvatos grew up in the metro Detroit suburb of Allen Park, a downriver community situated south of the city of Detroit. In late 1999, Varvatos started his eponymous company, debuting his first clothing line at the end of 2000. The collection consisted of tailored clothing and sportswear, the brand now represents an entire lifestyle that includes belts, bags, footwear, eyewear, limited edition watches, luxury skincare and fragrances (including one for women).
John first received accolades from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 2000 when he was honored with the Award for Menswear, which goes to the most promising new talent in the industry. In 2007 Varvatos was named GQ's Designer of the Year. In late 1999, Varvatos started his company, debuting his first clothing line at the end of 2000 in New York. The brand now includes belts, handbags, footwear, eyewear, watches and fragrances. John Varvatos offers unique products!