Historical sportswear brand McGregor was founded in 1921 in New York by David Doniger, a Scottish hat manufacturer whose family origins belong to the ancient Scottish clan, McGregor. The brand was purchased in 2004 and is presently owned by the private Dutch company, McGregor Fashion Group.

Despite the brand's popularity and revenues (they registered €250 million sales, April 2013), most of which comes from The Netherlands and Belgium, the brand plans to expand internationally. Since 2010 the company began a series of operations aimed at increasing its international visibility.

As part of the internationalization process, in 2011 the company hired Christian Arkins, creative director and sportswear market insider who has worked for various sportswear brands such as Ralph Lauren and J.Crew. The designer is now involved in rediscovering and reinventing the brand's own identity: "This brand has a soul and a heritage we want to rediscover and reinvent for the future," commented the designer. "Our brand has been offering fine quality products and distinguishing total looks not many other brands can boast," he explains while showing archive images and images of personalities such as James Dean wearing the brand. As part of the future they are planning a series of capsule collections including a soon-to-be launched beachwear line. They also sponsor Formula one pilot Giedo van der Garde and the Williams team with special collections.

The brand offers a complete total look of 500 items across different collections (Menswear, Distinction, Womenswear, Junior, and the younger minded Twenty One). The company sells 75% menswear and mainly sportswear.

At present the brand is sold in 38 countries (Europe, Middle East and South Africa) through about 3,000 doors, including boutiques and selected department stores such as Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, El Corte Ingles, Coin, House of Fraser, ABC Lebanon and De Bijenkorf, and 200 flagship stores of which, 150 are owned by the company. In April 2013 the company closed the fiscal year registering €250 million sales.

Among the first markets it aims to enter in Europe are Italy, France and Spain, followed by Germany. In Italy they are sold in 100 multi-brand boutiques and 12 mono-brand stores.