The UGG outlet Australia story began in 1978, when Brian Smith, a young surfer from Australia, took a trip to the United States with a bag full of sheepskin UGGS outlet boots. After finding a new home amongst California surfers, the UGG Australia brand began to take shape. Deckers Outdoor Corporation acquired UGG Australia in 1995. By 1998, the cheap UGGS product line had grown to include two boots, four slippers, and a few casuals. It was in 1998 that UGG Australia brand first stepped up alongside the world's finest luxury footwear brands.