Fossil, Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of clothing and accessories,
primarily watches and jewelry, but also sunglasses, wallets, handbags, belts,
shoes and clothing, based in Richardson, Texas, United States. Their brands include
Fossil, Relic, Abacus, Burberry, Emporio Armani, Michele Watch and Zodiac Watches.
Fossil was founded in 1984 as Overseas Products International by Tom Kartsotis,
a former Texas A&M University student living in Dallas from a suggestion by his older brother,
Kosta Kartsotis, a merchandising executive at Sanger Harris. Kosta told his younger
brother about the potential large profits that could be made in importing retail goods made
in the Far East, specifically in importing moderately-priced fashion watches.
Their main product was fashion watches with a retro look. In 1990, they introduced
leather goods under the Fossil brand, and the Relic line of watches.
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