KazarKazar has become a global symbol of fashion and trends, a synonym of sensuality, originality and prestige. Kazar collections complement the modern, active lifestyle of today’s men and women, to create a strong and unique fashion statement. They combine avant-garde, good style and an unwavering commitment to quality, featuring modern designs with precise finishing in every detail.
The Kazar company was founded by four co-owners: Zbigniew Inglot, Krzysztof Kassan, Dariusz Łyszczak and Artur Kazienko. The Company initially operated as a wholesale distributor of Italian shoes.
The first store opened in Katowice
Arthur Kazienko became the sole owner of Kazar Footwear, redefining its policy and strategy. The company began to focus on the development of a prestigious fashion brand by building a network of stores offering high quality footwear, handbags and briefcases. Kazar stores opened in carefully selected locations - the most prestigious shopping centres in the major Polish cities.
The opening of Kazar's flagship store in the prestigious Mokotów shopping centre in Warsaw.
Kazar Footwear was awarded its first Business Gazelle title, confirming its membership of the elite group of the fastest growing companies in Poland. The title is awarded by Business Pulse magazine to companies characterised by an outstandingly dynamic growth and level of innovation.
Kazar opened its store in the Silesia City Centre in Katowice, the largest shopping centre in Silesia. The retail area of Kazar stores increased to 180m2.
Kazar received its second Business Gazelle title, confirming its strong position on the Polish market. Once again, the company was distinguished for its innovation and dynamic rate of growth.
Kazar shoes made their debut appearance at fashion shows.
The beginning of our cooperation with the designer duo Paprocki & Brzozowski.
The Kazar brand increasingly identified itself with fashion,
established relationships with stylists and appeared in fashion magazines.
Kazar received its third Business Gazelle title. The company strengthens its position within the elite group of the fastest growing companies in Poland.
Kazar Footwear received the fourth Business Gazelle title, confirming that it is a leading company with an outstanding level of innovation and dynamic development.
Kazar Footwear received Service Quality Emblem 2010, joining the elite group of the most consumer-friendly companies in Poland.
Kazar Footwear received the fifth Business Gazelle title, awarded by Business Pulse to companies for their dynamic growth and innovation. Despite unfavourable economic conditions and the initial wave of the crisis, the company maintained a strong position on the market and grew consistently.
Kazar shoes accompanied a fashion show by Ewa Minge,
during New York Fashion Week.
Kazar shoes appeared on the catwalks of Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland - the largest fashion event in Poland, accompanying the fashion shows of the leading designers including: Agnieszka Maciejak, Natalia Jaroszewska, Agata Wojtkiewicz.
Kazar Shoes accompanied a show for Teresa Rosati's collection
in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hills Fashion Festival.
The Kazar brand once again appeared on the catwalks of Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland - the largest fashion event in Poland. The Kazar shoe collection accompanied the shows of the leading Polish fashion designers including Agnieszka Maciejak, Łukasz Jemioł, the Paprocki duo; Brzozowski and Natalia Jaroszewska
Kazar Footwear received the Forbes Diamonds award 2011, awarded to companies with the greatest potential for development and rapid increase in market value. The ranking, which takes into account data from the previous three years, is published by Forbes Magazine in cooperation with Dun & Bradstreet.
Kazar Footwear received the first prize in the international competition Central and Eastern Europe Real Estate Retail Awards. The award in the Fashion category proves that the company aims to create trends, not only in fashion, but also as an organisation.
Kazar Footwear opened its store in the Zlote Terasy shopping centre in Warsaw
one of the most prestigious shopping centres in Warsaw
shopping centres in Poland.
The opening attracted many fans of the brand.
Kazar Footwear received its second Service Quality Emblem and became a leader in the category of Service Quality Shoe Stores while joining the elite group of the friendliest TOP 100 companies in Poland in 2012.
The Kazar collection once again won the designers’ approval and appeared on the catwalks of Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland. The leading Polish fashion designers chose Kazar shoes for their latest collections. This time, Kazar shoes appeared on the catwalks of Łukasz Jemioł, Natalia Jaroszewska, Olga Mieloszyk and Ewa Kozieradzka.
Kazar Footwear opened its store in the Poznan Browar shopping centre - one of the most luxurious in Poland.
Kazar Footwear received the sixth Business Gazelle title, strengthening its position within the elite group of the fastest growing companies in Poland, consistently highlighting its dynamic growth and innovation.
The Kazar brand was awarded Superbrands Created in Poland 2013. The award confirmed the tremendous success of the Polish brand on the fashion market. Kazar owns its strong position and reputation as one of the best Polish brands to his distinctive and consistent image and unique products that it offers. The award is the evidence of consumer trust in Kazar which has become a recognisable brand worthy of recommendation.
For the second time Kazar received the prestigious title of Fashion Retailer of the Year, awarded in the European competition CEE Retail Real Estate Awards. Kazar joins the group of best retail market companies in Central and Eastern Europe, defined by experience, outstanding expertise and knowledge. The award confirms Kazar’s large market share and has a positive impact on its development, reputation and unquestionable commercial success in the CEE region.
On 23rd November 2013 Kazar Footwear opened its first overseas store in the Promenade Shopping Centre in Bucharest. A bold approach to trends along with the wide range of luxury shoes and accessories aroused phenomenal interest in the collection. The opening day attracted a hoard of customers, who gave the Kazar brand an extremely warm welcome. The store in Bucharest is the first step in Kazar's expansion throughout Europe and it is the first of eight stores that are planned for Romania.
Kazar Footwear was once again rewarded in the Polish Quality Service Programme - the prestigious title of Star Service Quality 2014 in the category of footwear, as the most friendly company in the opinion of consumers.
For the third time Kazar received the prestigious title of Fashion Retailer of the Year, awarded in the European competition CEE Retail Real Estate Awards. Kazar joins the best retail market companies of Central and Eastern Europe, characterised by outstanding experience, expertise and knowledge. The award confirms Kazar’s large market share and has a positive impact on its development, reputation and unquestionable commercial success in the CEE region.
On 14th January 2015, we opened our next overseas Kazar branch. Now the Kazar brand can also be found in Abu Dhabi in the Yas Mall shopping centre. The Yas Mall is the largest shopping centre in Abu Dhabi located at a strategic point in the heart of the Yas Island. This opening is further step in the international development of the brand. Another Kazar branch is planned for the United Arab Emirates in March 2015 in Dubai.
12 February 2015 Kazar won the titleDependable Employer of the Year 2014. This award is the crowning glory of our success in our pursuit to be a reliable, dependable and friendly employer. People are our greatest asset, which is why we feel responsible for every employee and the quality of the work we offer them. This award summarises and highlights our concerted efforts to create and uphold the highest possible standards in our human resource policy.
10 April 2015 Kazar opened its very first Hungarian store in the Allee shopping centre in Budapest. The Allee Centre is the latest and one of the largest shopping centres in Budapest. This opening is a great success for Kazar. On the opening day itself, crowds of customers flooded the store keen to check out our exclusive range of new shoes and accessories that, despite the great diversity on offer from local competitors, also stands out on the Hungarian market in terms of design and quality.
On 14th May 2015 we opened our second overseas Kazar store in the United Arab Emirates. Kazar will now also be present in Dubai in the Dubai Festival City Mall, considered to be the most attractive shopping and entertainment centre in the UAE. The opening of this overseas store is another step in the international development of the brand.
On 27 November 2015, a new Kazar store opened in the Alfa Shopping Centre in Riga. This is the first Kazar store in Latvia and marks the next step in the international development of the company. The Riga store is the fifth to be opened beyond Polish borders and offers a stunning array of world-class trends and high quality Kazar products.
Kazar Footwear is the third time winner of the Forbes Diamonds award. Bisnode Poland, in consultation with the editors of Forbes magazine, has come up with a list of the most dynamically developing enterprises in our country — Forbes Diamonds 2016. The ranking includes companies which, over the last three years, have seen the most significant growth in their value, are profitable (based on EBIT and ROA ) and have a healthy current liquidity.
On Thursday 7 July 2016, Kazar opened their second store in the Hungarian capital. This is the first Kazar store designed according to a completely new concept. The brand new, unique design is characterised by a combination of exclusivity, modernity and exceptional quality. From now on, prestigious Vaci Ucta street, located right in the heart of Budapest, offers its residents top-quality Kazar footwear in a completely revamped setting.
On 19 October 2016, the Posnania shopping centre unveiled the premiere of KAZAR’s new store concept. The project was developed by an eminent Italian architect, who combined the full elegance and luxurious style that is typical of the brand with modern interior design concepts.
The second store to undergo such a spectacular metamorphosis is now open in a new location in Galeria Krakowska. More are soon to follow throughout the country.
The PRCH Retail Awards distinguished the best shopping centres and retail chains operating on the market in 2014-15 period, including Kazar!
Superbrands title is awarded to brands which, thanks to their consistent image and unique products, achieve market success.
The title of Star Service Quality 2014 as the most friendly company in the opinion of consumers.
Prize in the international competition Central And Eastern Europe Retail Real Estate Awards.
The prestigious award given to companies with the greatest potential for development and the fastest expanding value
The title is awarded by the Business Pulse. Kazar Footwear has received the award nine times (2005, 2007-2014).
Kazar – the leader of service quality. We found ourselves in the elite group of the TOP 100 friendliest companies in Poland.
The title Dependable Employer of the Year 2014 crowning our success in the pursuit to be a reliable, dependable and friendly employer.
We promote awareness and take care of children’s rights by supporting the activities of Unicef.
We help to make dreams come true by joining the noble Christmas Package project.
Helping children’s dreams come true - a joint charity event in cooperation with the Bajkowa Fabryka Nadziei Foundation.
We are helping to save lives and support the healing process by sponsoring the Zloty per Kilometre event.
We care about the education of children and young adults by donating to local schools.
We promote healthcare by responding to the needs of local provincial hospital and other healthcare institutions.
We care about the education of children and young adults by donating to local schools.
We promote social initiatives by supporting foundations and associations.
We promote comprehensive development by subsidising museums and promoting culture and sports.