As we've discussed again and again, Zara is one of the most fascinating retailers currently on the market. From its insanely wealthy owner, Amancio Ortega, to its exponential year-to-year profit growth, it seems clear that Zara is slowly but surely taking over the world.
To that point, we did some research to dig up some of the most unbelievable facts about every fashion girl's favorite retailer du jour. Keep scrolling to find out 10 of the most insane facts about Zara!
Many people think of Zara as a modern-day powerhouse, which it is, but it's actually been active for more than 40 years.
Zara operates 53 brick-and-mortar stores in the U.S., plus two Massimo Dutti stores, which fall under the umbrella of Zara's parent company, Inditex.
On its path to world domination, Zara has set up shop in 88 countries across the world.
In those 88 countries, including the U.S., Zara has opened 1923 stores internationally.
As of May this year, the total worth of the company was an impressive $9.4 billion.
Rosalía Mera co-founded the company with Amancio Ortega, and by the time she passed away a few years ago, she was officially the world's wealthiest self-made woman ever.
In order to meet the brand's extremely fast production demands, the creative team produces new designs daily.
Zara's giant warehouse, at five million square feet, eclipses even the mega-warehouses Amazon uses to meet its major demands.
For a brief time in October, Ortega eclipsed even Bill Gates to become the richest man in the world.
More than 200 people compose Zara's creative team, working relentlessly to keep up with the fast-fashion world's demands.
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