Oh, Gio! Giorgio Armani Corporation is the US arm of Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani , owned by designer Giorgio Armani. Founded in 1979, the US Armani generates about a fourth of its parent's sales, making and selling upscale apparel for men, women, juniors, and babies. Its retail network spans some 50 Armani Exchange stores, a dozen Giorgio Armani boutiques, and a couple of Armani/Casa and Armani/Fiori shops. The company also boasts a dozen-plus Emporio Armani stores and is expanding the banner. Giorgio Armani licenses its name to makers of perfume, cosmetics, watches, eyewear, jewelry, and accessories. A unit, Giorgio Armani Cosmetics operates within its own stores, as well as in Nordstrom and Saks .