Jimmy Choo is a British luxury fashion company specialised in designer clothing, handbags, watches, fragrances, etc. Profit, J. Choo Limited, founded by the couture shoe designer Jimmy Choo in 1996, and Vogue Accessories editor Tamara Mellon. The firm appeared to be a fan of Diana, Princess of Wales. The company was listed on the London Stock Exchange, until it was acquired in November 2017 by Michael Kors Holdings, now Capri Holdings. The company traces its roots to shoemaker Jimmy Choo, who catered for the multinational jet set as Diana, Princess of Wales, based in London's East End in the early 1990's. At the end the J. Choo business was founded in 1996 when Tamara Mellon, a social activist, joined Choo and his aunt, Sandra Choi. Mr Choo left the organisation in 2001. At the end of 2006, separated from the ready-to-wear company Jimmy Choo, Mr. Jimmy Choo started Jimmy Choo Couture Limited to continue his work on the exclusive line of Jimmy Choo Couture shoes created under licence J. Choo Ltd., accessible by invitation only at Connaught Lane, London. Choo sold its 50 per cent interest in the firm to Equinox Luxury Holdings Ltd. in 2001. Lion Capital acquired a majority shareholding in November 2004, and TowerBrook Capital Partners sold the company for £ 225 m in 2007. In 2011, sold to Labelux for £ 525.5 m. In 2012 the firm named ex-LVMH CEO Pierre Denis as its CEO. In September 2014, an IPO was announced for the company. In October 2014 the company announced that it will give its London Stock Exchange ipo a stake of 140 pence, giving the firm an equity value of £ 546 million. The company put itself up for sale in April 2017. It was announced in July 2017 that Michael Kors Holdings would purchase the company in a £ 896 m deal. The account was set to expire on 1 November 2017. The first Jimmy Choo shop was opened on Motcomb Lane, London, in 1996. Two years later the company moved to the USA, opening two stores in New York City and Beverly Hills. Jimmy Choo expanded its retail footprint in the years that followed by opening independently run stores and collaborations with local partners. In 2011 and 2012 Jimmy Choo took responsibility for much of her Asian operations in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan. Many shops can be located in secondary malls such as Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as smaller Central Valley, New York shopping boutiques such as the Woodbury Famous Luxury Malls. The brand has received awards for its products including the British Style Council Awards Designer Brand of 2008, the Accessories Council Brand of 2008, the Fashion News Company of the Year Award and the Nordstrom Partners of Excellence Award 2009. J. Choo Ltd. owns over 600 patents in favour of the design. As well as being the victim of "knock-off" falsified goods in the UK, the US and Australia, the company has served up several prominent examples of theft and patent infringement. The company blamed Oasis, Target and Marks & Spencer for losing the luggage and accessories. Jimmy Choo suede and leather heels worn by Carrie Bradshaw in the US TV show Season 3, Episode 1,1999, ' Sex and Place ' She lost a running shoe to catch the Staten Island ferry and said "I skipped my Choo!" The ' Angel pump ' Jimmy Choo was used in the 2014 South Korean TV series ' My Life, From The Moon. ' Jimmy Choo shoes was worn by Andy Sachs, editor's assistant on website ' Runway, in 2006. ' Jimmy Choo footwear is worn by an enemy, and cited as a nod to the life of her storey in The Salt-Stained Novel, a children's book by Julia Jones. For the season 6, episode 5, 2018 American TV show "House of Cards" is using the red suede Jimmy Choo "Vanessa 85" and nappa pointy toe boots. Actress Jane Davis enters a white house room as she carries a pair of pumps for her pocket.