Wednesday, 30 September 2009

YSL Beaute pulling out of S'pore


A reader just left a comment informing that Yves St Laurent beauty will be pulling out of Singapore by 26 October. It is sad to see another prestige brand decide that our small island country is just not worth their time although admittedly, it is a very tough market environment even at the best of times.

YSL, which is famous for their Touche Eclat highlighter, has counters at Tangs Orchard and Robinsons Raffles City. Their Rouge Volupte lipsticks have also gotten massive raves on other beauty blogs. So if you have any favourites from them, do stock up before they disappear.

19 comments:

kuri said...

Wow, that's quite shocking to see a major brand leaving like that. I guess they've been really hard hit in this economy.

jojoba (My Makeup Reviews) said...

I WOULD DIE... SO SAD...

Pinky said...

Hi Haru
thanks for informing. YSL suffered the same fate as Stila..sigh.
what is your favorite YSL, personally?

Haru said...

Hi Pinky,
I don't own any YSL makeup, have never been that attracted by the brand although it does look like it has a high quality line up.

Anonymous said...

almost all of my makeup products are YSL... now i got to find a new range of products to suit my sensitive skin....

Anonymous said...

YSL at Robinsons Raffles City is already closed

Anonymous said...

it's surprising that such a high profile highend beauty brand is pulling out of singapore just as everyone else wants in, if only for the exposure that's being created by the IRs, F1 etc. that YSL not keeping a single counter at all suggests that the decision to pull out may not be just as simple as demand. after all, i don't think any brand actually sets up shop in sg based on demand alone... i hope to see YSL back soon, perhaps under another distributor or something

visee said...

I was quite shocked to receive the mailer from Luxasia about YSL pulling out. I'd always thought it had a loyal following. But then again, its been ages since I bought anything from the brand and none of their stuff appeal to me either.

kenji_sugizo said...

They have a Japanese YSL Catalogue in Novemeber with a free YSL Bag
http://kinokuniyacbjbpromotions.blogspot.com/2009/09/yves-saint-laurent-mook-with-free-ysl.html

Karen said...

i thought there r other ysl counters also at takashimaya other than Tangs Orchard and Robinsons Raffles City? r they going to completely pull out the brand or is it only at tangs and robinsons? gosh, i don't want to get all my fav stuff through online again without testing them 1st.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Sephora Singapore will bring YSL in. Now that you mentioned, Guerlain has been giving discount for their compact foundation quite some time back. Hopefully, Guerlain is not considering pulling out also.

sugarcrumb said...

PINKY: yeah, even the SAs at Stila (at Tangs Escentials) were commenting that sometimes its embarrassing when customers ask why there is such a dismal range of stila products. the last time i was there, only TWO colours of lip glaze were in stock. and when stocks come in, they range from 2-6 pieces, often, 10 at the max. Sad sad ...

Anonymous said...

Ohhh that suxxx, really weird, it's YSL!!!! Is RMK still avail in SG? The last time I was there in 2004 or 03 and they're on sale at Isetan Lido. Prescriptives is goin bankrupt in the US, too, leavin for good in Jan, I believe. Saddddd, what's next??? :(

Wendy said...

i thought stila is still around? under escentials at tangs?

Anonymous said...

WOW, does this mean their counter at dfs orchard and changi airport will be pulled too?

Haru said...

Hi,
Luxasia is a separate company from DFS and it's Luxasia that is pulling YSL out of department stores such as Tangs. I'm not sure if DFS will also pull it, best to ask at the counter directly?

Chloe said...

Anonymous said...

WOW, does this mean their counter at dfs orchard and changi airport will be pulled too?

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There're still YSL counters in Changi Airport DFS (: I just got a Rouge Volupte lippie in Sweet Honey!

Anonymous said...

dear chloe, which terminal did u get it from?? where exactly?

Anonymous said...

Hi ladies, I just went to DFS orchard to buy YSL Touche Eclat. The DFS sales girl said that
YSL will keep their counters at DFS Changi and Orchard. So no fear, we still have YSL make up counter in Spore.