IN THE MONEY: Marionnaud Parfumeries announced 2002 sales of $1.2 billion, up 31.35 percent over 2001. Dollar figures have been converted from the euro at current exchange rates. The sales figure includes volume from all stores acquired through 2002....
IN THE MONEY: Marionnaud Parfumeries announced 2002 sales of $1.2 billion, up 31.35 percent over 2001. Dollar figures have been converted from the euro at current exchange rates. The sales figure includes volume from all stores acquired through 2002. On a constant basis, Marionnaud’s sales would have risen by 9.93 percent. And excluding value-added tax, sales would have been $1.03 billion. In the fourth quarter of 2002, the 1,172 door Paris-based chain generated volume of $445 million, up 28.35 percent. On a constant basis, sales in the period rose 10.1 percent. The company said in a statement that it plans to continue growing through acquisition in 2003, particularly in southern Europe.
INTER PARFUMS NUMBERS: Inter Parfums SA reported 2002 sales of $98.7 million, up 5.5 percent over 2001. At constant conditions, volume would have increased by 6.6 percent. In the fourth quarter of 2002, the group’s sales grew by 17 percent to reach $25.9 million. Inter Parfums’ prestige fragrances division, which includes such names as Paul Smith and Burberry, rang up sales of $96.2 million, up 8 percent. Launches this year are to include products from Céline, Christian Lacroix and Burberry.
LUSH RUSH: A month after opening its first U.S. store in San Francisco last month, Lush, the U.K.-based cosmetics company, is seeking further expansion. Lush, which produces fresh, handmade cosmetics in kitchen-like workshops, is scouting locations in Manhattan, Boston and Los Angeles, where it plans to open by the end of 2003. The company has more than 150 locations in Europe, Asia and North Africa. Its San Francisco store is located at 240 Powell St., off Union Square. The company, which carries bath and skin care products, also plans to launch sun and hair care lines this year.
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion
“I’m Russian and I love to use all these little tricks that I got from my grandma or my mom. We didn’t have a lot of money for creams or anything like that so we would use a garden as a beauty treatment regime. We’d put cucumber in the fridge and do a cucumber mask,” says model @irinashayk on one of her beauty hacks. WWD asked celebs what their go-to self-care rituals are. See what Naomie Harris, Freida Pinto and more said on WWD.com. #wwdeye #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
Exclusive: @viktorandrolf are teaming up with @Zalando on a collection made from leftover clothing. The lineup, which lands at the retailer February 1, includes 17 pieces adorned with sliced up and repurposed overstock from the retailer’s private label collection. Pictured here is a look from the collection –– see more on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
@duewestnyc is the newest bar joining the collection of intimate neighborhood-focused spaces in the West Village. The cocktail menu, which includes bitters and syrups made in-house, offers a “Build Your Own Old-Fashioned” – like the one pictured here – where guests can choose from a list of spirits and unexpected sugars and bitters. #wwdeye
Spotted at last night’s National Board of Review gala in NYC: Angelina Jolie. Jolie – along with Meryl Streep, @lupitanyongo and more – continued the all-black dress code from Sunday’s Golden Globes. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)