Patagonia Chamonix 30th Anniversary

In 1987, Yvon and Malinda Chouinard took the decision for Patagonia to settle at the foot of Mont Blanc in the French alpine resort of Chamonix. They mark their adventure of the last thirty years (and counting) by paying homage to Chamonix itself and the people who have helped to make it the exceptional place it is today. Here are their stories.

In a time when retail is facing criticism from all angles and pure obliteration from Amazon, Patagonia’s past leaders discuss the factors that allowed the brand to prosper. From putting employees first to placing an emphasis on the user experience within the stores, the current retail industry might be able to learn a thing or two about what works. Plain and simple. Patagonia, Chamonix — we salute you; here’s to another 30!

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