The brand

The history

1893
Opening of the hosiery factory in Troyes by Pierre Valton, near Paris in France.

1918
Creation of classic pants by Etienne Valton who, in two legendary cuts of his scissors, removed the legs off long underwear!

1950
Invention of the American armhole, allowing the bodysuit to slip easily through head and baby’s arms.

1970
Invention of milleraies stripes, knitting a multitude of fine two-tone stripes.

2000
Petit Bateau opens a new store on the most beautiful avenue in the world: The Champs Elysees in Paris.

2015
Petit Bateau arrives in China with its first boutique, with its chinese name "Xiao Fan Chuan".