Church's was founded in 1873 by Thomas Church, an English master leatherworker and shoemaker. Synonymous with quality and craftsmanship, the British brand that has a well-established tradition in footwear creation, in 1999 was acquired by Prada Holding N.V., an international leader in the luxury design market. This allowed Church's to further expand its production and develop new collections where traditional lines are complemented by more modern and seasonal models.