Kurate returns to Cannes with focus on watches and new DF&TR collections

By Andrew Pentol |

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The Sunday watch collection will be highlighted at the TFWA World Exhibition and Conference.

Jewellery and watch specialist Kurate International returns to the TFWA World Exhibition (Green Village, H44) with a strategic focus on watches. The brand’s main Moon watch brand has experienced positive travel retail sales and been boosted by the introduction of four new collections.

These include All the Glitters, In the Frame, Shine Bright and Rainbow.

Claire O’Donnell, Travel Retail Manager, Kurate said: “Watches have always performed well for us. Our watch brand Moon in particular has seen great results in travel retail, so adding four additional collections should only strengthen our offering.”

WELCOME RETURN

Meanwhile, new additions to Belle & Beau, Kurate’s other main travel retail brand are also in the pipeline. Originally only focusing on jewellery, Kurate is introducing watches to Belle & Beau for the first time.

Having successfully tested the watches in the domestic market, Kurate is highlighting four watch collections which are Cosmetica, Sunday, Blossom and Velvet Crush.

Belle & Beau will also add to its Arm Candy collection, comprising bold bangles inlaid with glistening crystals. In addition, bracelet sets in its Stack it up range will feature, along with its layering necklace sets.

O’Donnell added: “As always, we are delighted to be back in Cannes. Last year, we had a focus on launching into the cruise and ferry channel, which we are pleased to say we have successfully achieved.

“We plan to extend our presence in this area and are open to appointments with new potential customers. We have also seen some great results in airport shops, having achieved listings in Ireland. Conversations with key players are in process and we hope to continue those in Cannes.”

 

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