Sales: $591 million.
Key Personnel: Jean Mader, chairman; Philippe Benacin, chief executive officer; Russell Greenberg, chief financial officer.
Major Products: Fragrances and beauty products including Abercrombie & Fitch, Agent Provocateur, Anna Sui, Bebe, Boucheron, Coach, Dunhill, Hollister, Jimmy Choo, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Montblanc, Oscar de la Renta, Paul Smith, Repetoo, Rochas, Shanghai Tang, S.T. Dupont, and Van Cleef & Arpels.
New Products: Coach for Men, Icon Racing. To be launched—Guess? fragrances.
Comments: Sales rose more than 13% last year as European sales rose 13.9%, but US sales fell 1.9%.
That divergent path continued in the new year. For the first quarter, sales jumped 20% to nearly $172 million, driven by a nearly 25% increase in Europe that was partially offset by a 4.6% decline the US.