Tod's Group is an Italian based company which produces mainly shoes and other leather goods such as designer handbags. The company is presided over by businessman Diego Della Valle. The family started the shoe making business out of a basement in the late 1920s, expanded the workshop, and turned it into a factory by Doro who also started manufacturing shoes for American department stores in the 1970s. The son of the owner, Diego, brought in innovative marketing strategies in the early 1980s, kept the handmade manufacturing process, and went on to create brands of lifestyle named Tod's, Hogan and Fay. Roger Vivier, maker of high luxury shoes was acquired in the mid 1990s to help develop the company further. All members of the Della Valle family were born in the middle Italian region of Le Marche and the majority of them still reside there. A company with a great deal of fashion sense will take it even further into the future.