Even in a tough economy, YSL Beaute is determined to give the high-end beauty market a little lip this month — with the launch of Gloss Pur lip gloss, its newest lip range. And the brand doesn’t plan to stop at the lips.
“We have seen double-digit growth in lip products and with fragrances, such as our L’Homme, even in this tough economy,” said Marc Rey, chief executive officer and managing director of YSL Beauté in the U.S. “Certainly, the economy is very tough and getting more so, and nobody is immune. But globally, we had a very good 2008 and were very positive in growth. According to NPD, we were up 5 percent globally, and the market was down 6.4 percent.” Those figures do not include the brand’s sales on QVC and in certain retailers who don’t participate in NPD, such as Neiman Marcus and certain online vendors, he noted.
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Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)