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Where Is Kenzo Made? Is It In Japan?

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Kenzo is a French brand founded in 1970, owned by the LVMH Group that also includes Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Dior, or Givenchy. Kenzo is also known for its iconic Tiger logo, which you can see printed on several brand products. But do you know how to answer the question: where is Kenzo made?

The French brand (I thought the brand was Japanese, due to the founder’s name, but I guess I was wrong) merges Japanese and European influences on its designs and construction. But does that means the brand is Made in France, Japan, or Europe? 

To find out where Kenzo is made, I have checked hundreds of product descriptions on Kenzo’s website to verify if the brand lists where the products are made and researched a lot online to bring these conclusions. I also visited El Corte Ingles (it has a Kenzo department) and checked multiple items. So let’s find out where Kenzo is manufactured.

Where Is Kenzo Made?

Kenzo is mainly made in Portugal and China. The French brand also manufactures its products in Italy, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam, Spain, France, Romania, Bulgaria, and Madagascar. I did find some random items made in Slovakia, Hungary, and Belgium.

Is Kenzo Made In Turkey

Usually, luxury brands don’t like to tell people where their items are made unless it is “Made In Italy,” but Kenzo has no problems stating where the products are manufactured on its website (even the “Made In China” that many try to hide), and I love that. I like brands that are fully transparent when it comes to their manufacturing.

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To make it easy for you, this is what I have found in my research over hundreds of different Kenzo products for men, women, and kids online and in-store:

China – Menswear, Womenswear, Children’s Clothes, Sunglasses, Hats, Caps, Belts, Backpacks, Bags, and Gloves
Portugal – Menswear, Womenswear, and Footwear
Turkey – Some Children’s clothes, Scarves, T-shirts, and Dresses
Italy – Most Scarves, Knitwear, one Shoe, and Sweatshirts
Vietnam – Caps, Belts, Backpacks, Bags, Footwear, and Wallets
Tunisia – Some Children’s clothes, Trousers, Shirts, and Dresses
Spain – Footwear
France – Fragrances
Belgium – One Scarve
Bulgaria – Trousers, and Shirts
Romania – Trousers, Shirts, and Jackets
Madagascar – Jackets, and Dresses
Hungary – Few Jackets
Slovakia – One Jacket

Bear in mind that I didn’t check every single product on Kenzo’s website and the same in-store so that I could have missed some countries, but I would say I have reviewed most of them.

The majority of Kenzo products seem to be made in Portugal and China, but I have to say that I didn’t find any “Made In China” item in Kenzo’s department store in El Corte Ingles. However, I did find many “Made In Portugal” and some “Made In Italy.”

Is Kenzo Made In Italy?

Yes, Kenzo is made in Italy for scarves, knitwear, a few shoes, and some sweatshirts.

Is Kenzo Made In Italy

I have to say I am a bit surprised that Kenzo barely manufactures in Italy since it’s common to see luxury brands produce most of their products there.

The “Made In Italy” label is perceived as excellent quality, craftsmanship, and the best products. This can explain why Kenzo is cheaper than some other luxury brands like Versace, Gucci, or Dolce and Gabbana.

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I am also surprised that Kenzo doesn’t manufacture anything in France (apart from its fragrances) and Japan. Usually, brands always make something on their country of origin or the founder’s country of origin.

Is Kenzo Made In Portugal?

Yes, Kenzo produces most of its products in Portugal, from menswear, womenswear, and footwear. Polos, t-shirts, and sweatshirts seem to be the most popular items manufactured in my country (I love when big brands make their products in Portugal).

Is Kenzo Made In Portugal

Most Kenzo clothes “Made In Portugal” are manufactured by the company Luís Azevedo & Filhos, in Brito, Guimaraes in the North of Portugal. This same company produces for brands like Balenciaga, Dior, or Burberry.

Apart from Italian luxury brands that prefer to manufacture almost all their products in Italy (remember the power of that label), many brands are making their products in Portugal, so it’s widespread to see “Made In Portugal” on these expensive labels. 

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The reasons are that Portugal labor is cheap (not as cheap as Asian or African countries) and presents excellent quality products and materials. I wouldn’t be surprised if more luxury and premium brands changed their manufacturing to Portugal.

Is Kenzo Made In China?

Yes Kenzo, produces most of its products in China, including menswear, womenswear, kidswear, sunglasses, caps, hats, backpacks, bags, belts, and gloves.

Is Kenzo Made In China

As I said, I am a bit surprised that Kenzo manufactures many of its products in China and almost none in Italy (something rare for a luxury brand but typical for high-end ones). For example, Balenciaga splits its production between Italy and China.

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Fashion brands manufacture their products in China because the labor and materials are cheaper, so the profits are higher when selling the products. However, I do believe Kenzo could be more expensive if it was manufactured in Italy.

Common Questions About Where Is Kenzo Made

These are some of the most common questions about where is Kenzo made.

Where Is Kenzo Perfume Made?

Kenzo perfume is made in France, and being a French brand, it couldn’t be made anywhere else.

Where Are Kenzo T-shirts Made?

Most Kenzo T-shirts are “Made In Portugal,” but you can also find some made in China, Italy, and Turkey.

Is Kenzo Made In Turkey?

Yes, some Kenzo items are “Made In Turkey,” like Children’s clothes, scarves, dresses, and t-shirts.

Conclusion About Where Is Kenzo Made

When answering the question: Where is Kenzo made? The answer can be different depending on what you are buying. Most of the products are “Made In Portugal” or “Made In China, but you can see other countries such as Italy, Tunisia, Vietnam, etc.

When a brand produces in so many different countries, it can be challenging to understand if the product is real or fake, so always check the quality of the product.