Victoria’s Secret is the world’s largest lingerie and intimates retailer offering a wide assortment of modern, fashion-inspired collections including signature bras, panties, hosiery and sleepwear. It is also home to a variety of beauty, fragrance and cosmetics products.
The brand started as a lingerie retailer in 1977, but it quickly expanded into all kinds of underwear, sleepwear, clothing and more. It eventually became a one-stop shop for women of all ages.
In the late 1980s, CEO Les Wexner revamped the brand to appeal to more female shoppers. He wanted to create a more refined image, and he did that by opening stores with Victorian details like wood-paneled walls and helpful sales staff.
However, as he grew the business, Wexner soon found that his new refined image wasn’t quite reaching the right people. He knew that he needed to expand the company’s market reach, so he hired Ed Razek, a former model, as his chief marketing officer.
He subsequently launched the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which would become a staple of the brand’s image. It was held in New York City for 23 years, attracting top models and catwalk stars.
With the help of Ed Razek, Wexner was able to build Victoria’s Secret into a brand that became a cultural phenomenon. It was impossible to avoid, with catalogs bursting into your house and TV ads showing svelte supermodels in lace-trimmed thongs and diamante push-up bras.
As more and more consumers were looking for more comfortable lingerie, Wexner began to experiment with new materials and designs. He used a variety of lycra, mesh, and spandex to come up with new styles that were more flattering and supportive.
While he was at it, he also started to make some changes to the company’s culture. He brought in more women to the company, and they were tasked with helping to develop a more inclusive and positive environment.
During this time, Wexner also sparked the idea of a Victoria’s Secret line of perfumes and body care. While the initial launch was met with mixed reviews, it became popular in the early ’90s, and has been a staple for Victoria’s Secret ever since.
It was a successful move, and the Victoria’s Secret brand was a huge success for the company and its shareholders. Even when it was going through rough times in the early ’90s, the brand still managed to grow and expand into hundreds of stores worldwide.
The brand is also constantly coming out with new products, and that’s smart because it makes the consumer feel like they are buying something fresh every time they walk into a Victoria’s Secret store.
In the past few months, they have released a number of new scents for men and women. There are some newer fragrances such as Tease, which is a sweet, feminine, and flirty scent that’s perfect for warm summer nights, first dates, or when you want to get a little extra attention.
Another fragrance that is a little softer is Love. It is a fragrance that is great for when you are trying to woo someone and are feeling a little bit “shy.” It is made with a combination of apricot, musk, woods, and juniper and gives off a soft, skin-like scent that’s romantic and inviting.