Bally was started in Switzerland in 1851 by the two Bally brothers, making elastic! After a trip to Paris to buy shoes, they realised that the elastic they made could be incorporated into shoes, and they began to produce shoes. In the 1880s they became the first European fashion house to open in China. Visionary indeed! Bally extended its range to include handbags and accessories, go to LXRandCo to snap up one for yourself.