THE CEO GROUP OF COMPANIES

 

Mission: To provide our customers with apparel of world-class quality at excellent value through outstanding service.

The CEO Group of Companies is considered a market leader in the apparel industry, with over 40 years of industry experience. CEO Group is the umbrella company of Concept Clothing Co. Inc., Corporate Apparel Inc., and BH Fashion Retailers Inc..

Concept Clothing Co., Inc., from its humble beginnings in 1978 as a T-shirt factory, Concept Clothing has evolved into one of the strongest manufacturer-retailers in the Philippines. Because of its established reputation, shoppers all over the country recognize and regard the brands SAHARA and WALL STREET as two of the leading local names in men’s executive wear. In addition, in 2005 Concept Clothing acquired the men’s wear brand CRITERION, adding to its already impressive share of the market.

Corporate Apparel Inc., incorporated in April 2000, is the Philippine licensee of American heritage brand ARROW, the distributor of Thailand’s top fashion label ESPADA, and the innovator that launched ULTIMO, a brand specifically designed and made for big and tall men.

BH Fashion Retailers Inc., a fast-growing retail company that started in 2013, is the exclusive Philippine distributor of U.S. brands IZOD and VAN HEUSEN. The CEO brand, catering to plus-size male professionals, is the latest brainchild of BH Fashion.

 

 

COMPANY HISTORY

 

1978 SAHARA started selling polo shirts to select department stores.


1980 SAHARA dress shirts were introduced to the market.


1985 WALL STREET was launched in select department stores.


1992 Both SAHARA and WALL STREET became consignor brands inside leading department stores.


2000
Corporate Apparel was awarded the Philippine master license for ARROW.

In July, ARROW opened its first mall stand-alone store in SM City Manila. 


2005
Concept Clothing acquired CRITERION.

Corporate Apparel became the Philippine distributor of ESPADA.


In December, ESPADA opened its first boutique in SM City Sucat.


2006
In May, ARROW opened its flagship store at SM Mall of AsiaIn May, ARROW opened its flagship store at SM Mall of Asia.


In July, the brand CEO opened its first concept store in The Block at SM City North EDSA.


In September, the CEO Group transferred headquarters to its own CEO building along EDSA in San Juan City.


2007
ELIANTO, a Malaysian cosmetics brand, was distributed by Corporate Apparel.


2008 In May, streetwear brand CAMBIO opened its first boutique in SM City Pampanga.


2009 In November, ULTIMO was introduced as an SM exclusive in Megamall, Makati and North EDSA.


2010
Riviera Luxury Retailers Corp. was named Philippine distributor of French luxury leather goods brand LANCEL.


ARROW celebrated its 10th anniversary in the Philippines.


2013
BH Fashion became the exclusive licensee of VAN HEUSEN and IZOD in the Philippines.


In September, VAN HEUSEN opened its first department store corner in The Landmark TriNoma.


In November, IZOD opened its first corner inside the SM Store at Mall of Asia.


2014
In February, IZOD opened its first boutique in Century City Mall.


In June, VAN HEUSEN opened its first boutique in SM City Clark.


In November, contruction of a new factory/warehouse building in Quezon City began.


2015 In July, the CEO Group’s production facility was transferred from Malabon to the Broadway Heights building.


2017 CEO was rebranded as a plus-size line for men.


2018 40th Anniversary of the CEO Group of Companies.