This really depends on the firm. Recently I've done some Research here
for a customer about Lacoste, and found out that not only that they
only sale to retailers directly through their local representative in
each country, but that they also do not allow any Internet sales of
their products. So, for some direct contact is the only way.
Donna Karan, too, will not sell through the Internet (which tells you
that anyone claiming to sell you DK stuff online may be lying and
using cheap counterfeit instead). They state on their site:
"How do I contact Donna Karan International regarding business opportunities?
Please submit a one-page overview of your company?s products and services with
your contact information. The Donna Karan Company will contact you if interested.
Please send to the following address:
Donna Karan International
240 W. 40th St.
New York, NY 10018
Attn: Production Dept."
"How can I find out how to sell CHANEL Fragrance and Beauté products in my store?
To receive information concerning the sale of CHANEL Fragrance and
Beauté products, we recommend that you contact the Sales Department at
(SOURCE: Chanel FAQ,
However, I also found several places which distribute and resell to retailers:
Luxury Brands LLC
"Please contact our B2B department
(firstname.lastname@example.org) for special wholesale prices."
Wholesale Designer Handbag Directory
<http://www.deangifts.com/wholesalehandbags.htm> - please note, that
some of these wholesellers flagrantly state that they sell
"immitations" (nice word for couterfeit, which is illegal). If you
want to sell this trash, be my guest (although - again - check for
legal aspects with your attorney), but be wary of anything "too good
to be true".
Now, if you'll go to B2B sites such as Alibaba
(http://www.alibaba.com), you might find many "offers" for wholesale
designer stuff. Always remember that there are no free lunches. Most
of the stuff is counterfeit, or worse - some sort of scam. Therefore,
always double-check any distributor - unless it is someone you've
worked with before; be suspicious of any unsecured payment methods
(for example: Western Union); and always prefer to be on the safe
I hope this answers your question. Please contact me if you need any
clarification on this answer before you rate it.
Clarification of Answer by
09 Oct 2006 00:46 PDT
I gave you on the beginning some of them and I understand you - I
believe this is generally a good idea. Regarding many others - YSL,
for example, they are part of Gucci Group. You can contact the Gucci
Group sales department at:
Gucci Group N.V.
1096 HA Amsterdam,
tel 00 31.20.462.1700, fax 00 31.20.465.3569
Gucci Group N.V.
4 Grafton Street,
W1S 4EF, London
tel: +44(0)20.7898.3000, fax: +44(0)20.7898.3001
(These are "general" details, as I couldn't find any trace of their
sales dept. However, also try:)
685 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022
GUCCI - GTSC
50 Hartz Way
Secaucus, NJ 07094
This site, which will be good database for watches and distributors in
any case, has a dierctory of watch manufacturers and their centres: