NEW YORK — Paula Dorf Cosmetics is heading into Japan later this month.
The independently owned makeup artist brand and the Japan-based Utowa Group have joined forces. This is the first U.S. agreement for the Utowa Group, who will manufacture and distribute the brand in Japan. There also are plans to open 10 freestanding Paula Dorf stores in Isetan, Mitsukoshi and Takashimaya in September, as well as approximately 60 Paula Dorf Cosmetics stores in the next two to three years. “We have been seeking to join forces with a brand as special as Ms. Dorf’s and are striving to create brand awareness for this truly unique brand to make its way into the Japanese market,” said Tamai Utowa, president of the Utowa Group.
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