Victoria’s Secret: From 1995 To 2013 (part 1)

Wow! Amazing how times change!


While we are waiting for the great Victoria’s Secret Show, here are pictures from every show from the past 18 years. Victoria Secret was founded by Roy Raymond and his wife Gaye, in San Francisco, California on June 12, 1977. Eight years before founding Victoria’s Secret, Raymond has been embarrassed when purchasing lingerie for his wife at a department store. Looking back at the even Raymond declared: “When i tried to buy lingerie for my wife I was faced with racks of terry-cloth robes and ugly floral-print nylon nightgowns, and I always had the feeling the department store saleswomen thought I was an unwelcome intruder.”

Raymond studied the lingerie market for eight years before borrowing $40,000 from his parents and $40,000 from a bank to establish Victoria’s Secret: a store men could feel comfortable buying lingerie.The company’s first store was located in Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California.

Raymond’s philosophy of…

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