PARIS — Groupe Jacques Bogart has acquired the Carven fragrance and cosmetics business from Groupe Béranger. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Carven fashion brand is becoming trendy anew under hot designer Guillaume Henry. The house was founded by Madame Carven in 1945 and is credited by many as the first to design ready-to-wear. Its recent collections have had a spirit of youthful Parisian elegance, offering reasonably priced, freshly chic pieces meant to be thrown together.
Carven fragrances include Ma Griffe, Carven Homme, Variations and Guirlandes.
Groupe Jacques Bogart in 2009 registered sales of 80.7 million euros, or $112.5 million at average exchange for the period, down 6.1 percent on-year. Its brands and licenses include Parfums Jacques Bogart, Parfums Chevignon, Parfums Ted Lapidus, Parfums Bugatti, Parfums Naf Naf, Parfums Lee Cooper, Vegetable Garden, Méthode Jeanne Piaubert and Stendhal.