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Published: Monday 08 January, 2018

Celine starts from clean slate After struggling for years to forge an identity, the label is finding influential retailers including Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman are clamoring to carry its collection, even as they cut back their portfolios to focus on best sellers. Credit for the resurgence of the brand which LVMH bought in 1996 for 412 million euros ($562 million at current rates) goes to British designer Phoebe Philo and a decision to make a sharp break with the past. Celine recruited Ms. Philo 18 months ago. To start fresh, the company destroyed all of the inventory left in the stores prior to her first collection, a move that contributed to the 98 million euros in restructuring charges LVMH took last year. Despite prices that seem to forget the Great Recession like $790 platform sandals Ms. Nike Mercurial Victory VI Philo's utilitarian overcoats, pants and blouses have tight fisted store buyers ready to spend. The 36 year old showed her second runway collection for Celine during Paris Fashion Week. Prices are up under Ms. Philo, and less exclusive retailers like Bloomingdale's and e commerce site Net a Porter are out. Celine's plan is to cement a high end image before ultimately broadening out to include more affordable offerings. "I felt it was necessary to establish quality to the brand," Ms. Philo said in an interview. "Now that we are establishing that and the top of the pyramid is in place, we can open it out." Her designs "did not fail to inspire us, which is hard to do particularly in this environment, where nobody was looking to add anything," said Ron Frasch, president of Saks Inc., which has picked up the line for its Boston and suburban Philadelphia stores. LVMH pursued Ms.

Philo intensely. She had spent five years as head designer of French label Chloe, where she created the hit Paddington bag and more than doubled the brand's sales, before taking off two years off to focus on her family. Pierre Yves Roussel, chief executive of LVMH's fashion division, traveled to London every other week for nearly a year to persuade Ms. Philo to sign on. The company agreed to build her a design studio in London, where she lives. LVMH, which also owns Moet Chandon champagne, Dior perfume and Tag Heuer watches, doesn't disclose sales by fashion house. It hasn't set a timetable for the label to make a profit, according to people close to the company. The line is still a tiny part of LVMH, which is dominated by Louis Vuitton. It's apparent, though, that while retailers have been calling many of the shots with fashion houses, Celine is setting its own rules. The brand managed to get Bergdorf and Barneys to share the rights to Ms. Philo's debut Spring 2010 collection in the New York market, even though department stores normally get exclusives Nike Mercurial Victory Football Trainers on new brands. Barneys put a $1,050 cotton taffeta top with matching $1,200 canvas pants by Celine on the cover of its new spring catalog a coup for the niche French brand. Times weren't always this good. Founded in 1945 as a purveyor of children's shoes that later expanded into women's clothing, Celine had floundered since a brief moment of profitability under the auspices of the American designer Michael Kors, who left in 2004. The look of the brand "seemed to waffle after he left," says Robert Burke, a luxury goods consultant. "It felt a bit Prada esque one moment, a little something else the next." Once on board, Ms. Philo and Celine chief executive, Marco Gobbetti, who previously revived LVMH's Givenchy house, decided to whittle down distribution.