Retail Detail. Calypso Christiane Celle Sells. Second City Style Fashion Blog

September 21, 2007 • Shopping



One of my favorite perfumes is Calypso Mimosa. Yummy. I digress. According to WWD, Calypso Christiane Celle has sold a majority interest to Solera Capital LLC, a private equity investment firm.

Terms were not disclosed. The
multibrand retailer would like to reach the next level. Even though they have grown rapidly in the 15 years since
Christiane Celle opened the first Calypso store in St. Barth’s (now operating 30 units, including 13 in Manhattan and four in Paris), the the
company never developed the infrastructure, systems and management team
to properly support its expansion.

Solera chief executive officer Molly F.
Ashby said she foresees doubling the chain’s size in the next five
years through domestic and international expansion, "with room to go
beyond that."

Read the full story at WWD

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