2005 : The brand expands into China, with boutiques in Beijing and Shanghai. February: The padlocked Paddington bag is spring's elusive must-have accessory; 8,000 are spoken for even before they hit stores. London police are consulted on security before their arrival at the Sloane Street flagship. March: A design team-headed by Yvan Mispelaere-presents the fall collection, completed during Philo's maternity leave. April: Chlo茅 Collection 2005 limited-edition fragrance debuts, the brand's first since 1996. July: Chlo茅 standalone store opens in Kuwait shopping center Al-Ostoura. The house takes legal action against retailer Kookai over claims it copied the bestselling Silverado bag. Summer: Philo's latest hit dress in kingfisher-blue is much copied. October: New eyewear line of ophthalmic frames and sunglasses licensed to L'Amy Group.

1988 : Martine Sitbon becomes head designer.