Sales: $2.5 billion
Sales:$2.5 billion (estimated) for cosmetics, toiletries and fragrances.
Alain Wertheimer, chairman; Maureen Chiquet, global chief executive officer; Françoise Montenay, president, Chanel S.A.; Peter Philips, creative director of makeup.
Skin care, color cosmetics and fine fragrances.
New Products:Skin care—Sublimage Essential Regenerating Cream, Hydramax + Active moisture tinted lotion SPF 15; Color cosmetics—Facettes d’or nail color; Robertson Boulevard limited edition nail collection. Fragrance—Allure pour Homme Edition Blanche, Chance Eau Fraîche, Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport, No. 5 Eau Première.
Comments:Nothing says luxury like Chanel; the privately held beauty firm continues to be a perennial favorite and trendsetter internationally. For example, Chanel has a knack for creating the most sought-after nail lacquer shades, such as the cult classic, Vamp. In May, the company unveiled the Robertson Collection, four limited edition nail polishes. Shades, which are $25 each, include LA sunrise (yellow), Melrose (pink), Rodeo Drive (purple) and LA Sunset (red).
In June, Chanel signed a deal with British actress Emma Watson, making her the new face of Coco Mademoiselle.