The latest word from WWD Fashion is that Burberry has a cosmetics line in the pipeline.
This cosmetics line, to be produced by Inter Parfums SA., will incorporate a “complete colour line with about 100 references for eyes, lips and skin.”
We wonder what Burberry will call this range - ‘Colour Me Plaid’, perhaps?
On a more serious note, we suspect Burberry cosmetics will be successful. Their perfume range has proved very profitable for Inter Parfums. In fact, when Inter Parfums released their third quarter sales* last week to Reuters, their C.E.O., Jean Madar, singled out Burberry perfumes, saying, "Despite the difficult launch schedule comparison and the weak economic environment, [there was] strong growth of Burberry fragrances (up 19% in local currency) …”
* The third quarter net sales for Inter Parfums were $117.5 million, 5 percent below last year’s third quarter net sales of $123.5 million.