Not long ago we talked about how Guerlain had been pulled out (or maybe they were doing the pulling?) of most high-end department stores. Initially, I thought it was just a move by Neiman Marcus (where I first saw it was missing) to get more floor space for other, newer lines. But when I heard that so many others also were dismantling their Guerlain counters, I began to wonder. I know in the U.S. that Guerlain has a stand-alone boutique in Las Vegas (and perhaps several more that I don’t know about). And of course, a pretty big presence in Europe, especially France.
A quick peek around the Internet shows that the big guns are still offering most of the Guerlain line on their Web sites, so that’s something, although not much comfort for those of us who want to browse and spritz to our hearts’ content.
When new Guerlain offerings are launched, I’m hoping that Surrender to Chance will still be able to carry them, so at least we can give them an initial sniff. Blind buys, at least for me, are a big no-no.
So I’m just checking in for an update. Have any of you heard anything more about this phenomenon? A reader last month said they thought they saw it being packed up at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC. Anyone in L.A. or Chicago or elsewhere that can tell us what’s happening in the big stores near you?
It will be interesting to find out what’s behind all this and how it will eventually affect those of us who are Guerlain fans.
Hope everyone has a wonderful week!!