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Live from New York: Companies Pursue New Business

By: Nancy Jeffries
Posted: January 9, 2009, from the January 2009 issue of GCI Magazine.

Bloomingdale’s CEO Michael Gould (center, with scissors), joins Nicky Kinnaird (to his right), founder and creative director of Space NK, in cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony for the new Space NK Apothecary at Bloomingdale’s on 59th Street in New York City.

Michael Gould, chairman and CEO of Bloomingdale’s, recently introduced Nicky Kinnaird, founder and creative director of Space NK, at the opening of the Space NK Apothecary at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street location in New York City. The celebratory breakfast and store preview marked the inauguration of a multiyear arrangement to open beauty boutiques in nine Bloomingdale’s locations across the U.S., including one in New York’s Soho neighborhood and one in White Plains, New York. On the West Coast, boutiques will debut across Newport Beach and San Francisco, California.

“We at Bloomingdale’s are the only people in the U.S. to have this brand—Space NK,” said Gould at the ribbon cutting ceremony. “We met and fell in love with the passion and concept that Nicky Kinnaird had for the brand. This is a seminal moment in the beauty book of Bloomingdale’s.”

The Space NK Apothecary mirrors the design and feel of the existing Space NK locations, which offer a hand-selected mix of beauty brands created by innovators in their fields, including Annick Goutal in the fragrance category, Eve Lom and Nia 24 in skin care, and Diptyque and Anthousa in home care.

“Never had I dreamed when I opened my shop in Covent Garden that I would bring Space NK to the aisles of Bloomingdale’s in New York,” said Kinnaird.

Kinnaird also announced the makeover of the iconic fine fragrance Laughter to celebrate the brand’s 15th anniversary. In addition to the eau de toilette, Space NK launched an eau de parfum and a solid perfume, with bottles and packaging the result of collaboration between Kinnaird and designer Fabien Baron.

New Business Model Launch