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Victoria's Secret.
Type Subsidiary
Founded 1977
Headquarters Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Key people CEO of the MegaBrand: Sharen Jester Turney
CEO of Victoria's Secret Stores: Lori Greeley[1]
Industry Apparel
Products Bras, panties, sleepwear, hosiery, women's clothing, fragrances and beauty products
Revenue $3.222 billion (FY 2006)[1]
Parent Limited Brands
Website www.victoriassecret.com
.Victoria's Secret is an American retailer of women's wear, lingerie and beauty products.^ Victoria's Secret has been sued before over its products.
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^ Victoria's Secret is the leading specialty retailer of lingerie and beauty products, dominating its world with modern, fashion-inspired collections, prestige fragrances and cosmetics, celebrated by supermodels and world-famous runway shows.
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^ Dream Angels Heavenly by Victorias Secret for Women may be available with Free Shipping and Free Gift Notes .
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[2] .It is the largest segment of publicly-traded Limited Brands with sales surpassing $5 billion USD and an operating income of $1 billion in 2006.[2] Victoria's Secret is known for its fashion shows, most notably the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and for its catalogs, both of which feature top fashion models.^ Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2006 ...
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^ Some of the most famous faces in modeling have appeared in the Victoria's Secret catalogs.
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Contents

History

.Victoria's Secret was started in San Francisco, California, in 1977 by Stanford Graduate School of Business alumnus Roy Raymond,[3] who felt embarrassed trying to purchase lingerie for his wife in a department store environment.^ Perfume Shop, Fragrance Store; Cologne for men & women - Victorias Secret .

^ Perfumes, Fragrances, Cologne for men & women; 247 Perfume Shop & Fragrance Store - Victorias Secret .

^ Victorias Secret Lingerie .
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.He opened the first store at Stanford Shopping Center, and quickly followed it with a mail-order catalog and three other stores.^ The first Singapore UNIQLO store is scheduled to open by the end of August 2009.
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[3] The stores were meant to create a comfortable environment for men, with wood-paneled walls, Victorian details and helpful sales staff. .Instead of racks of bras and panties in every size, there were single styles, paired together and mounted on the wall in frames.^ Add to Favorites Recommend (4 ) Single page Font Size Read comments (19) Share More topics Rashes   |   Scarring   |   victoria's secret   |   Bras   |   Victoria Secret .
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Men could browse for styles for women and sales staff would help estimate the appropriate size, pulling from inventory in the back rooms. In 1982, after five years of operations, Roy Raymond sold the company to The Limited. Raymond's next business venture ended in bankruptcy. Raymond killed himself by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.[4]
The Limited kept the personalized image of Victoria's Secret intact. Victoria's Secret was rapidly expanded into the U.S. malls throughout the 1980s. The company was able to vend a widened range of products, such as shoes, evening wear, and perfumes, with its mail catalog issued eight times annually.
.By the early 1990s, Victoria's Secret had become the largest American lingerie retailer, topping one billion dollars.^ Victoria's Secret is the leading specialty retailer of lingerie and beauty products, dominating its world with modern, fashion-inspired collections, prestige fragrances and cosmetics, celebrated by supermodels and world-famous runway shows.
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^ Victoria's Secret lingerie and beauty stores, the catalogue and www.VictoriasSecret.com allow customers to shop the brand anywhere, any time, from any place.
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^ Victoria's Secret is the leading specialty retailer of lingerie and beauty products, dominating its world with modern, fashion-inspired collections, prestige fragrances and cosmetics, celebrated supermodels and world-famous runway shows.
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[5]
.Beginning in 1995, Victoria's Secret began holding the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which is broadcasted primetime on American television.^ Victorias Secret Fashion Show 2006 .
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^ Victoria's Secret Fashion show .
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^ Victorias Secret Fashion Show 2005 .
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The show is a lavish event with elaborate costumed lingerie, varying music, and set design according to the different themes running within the show. The show attracts hundreds of celebrities and entertainers, with special performers and/or acts every year.
.On July 10, 2007, Limited Brands sold 75% of The Limited clothing chain to firm Sun Capital Partners to focus and boost sales growth on Victoria's Secret lingerie stores and Bath & Body Works units, which provided 72% of revenue in 2006 and almost all the firm's profit.^ Victorias Secret Fashion Show 2006 .
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^ Victorias Secret Fashion Show 2007 .
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^ Jhapandus said: Great Work Victorias Secret .
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[6] .There are 1,000 Victoria's Secret lingerie stores and 100 independent Victoria's Secret Beauty Stores in the US, mostly in shopping centers.^ Victoria's Secret Beauty is about an aspiration that is not only sexy, but glamorous, romantic, modern, sophisticated, luxurious, confident and intimate.
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^ Victoria's Secret Beauty develops prestige beauty products in categories such as fragrance, color cosmetics, skincare and personal accessories.
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^ The Victoria's Secret store in Dolphin Mall now carries the VS Makeup collection !
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.It sells brassieres, panties, hosiery, cosmetics, sleepwear, and other products.^ See other matches in: Skin Care Products Medicine & Remedies Cosmetics Computer Gaming Software More Advertisement Narrow this list by: Brand .
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.Victoria's Secret mails more than 400 million of its catalogs per year.^ Victorias Secret Online Catalog .
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^ Victorias Secret Catalog .
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[1] .Under pressure from environmentalist groups, Victoria's Secret's parent firm and a conservation group have reached an agreement to make the lingerie retailer's catalog more environmentally friendly in 2006. The catalog will no longer be made of pulp supplied from any woodland caribou habitat range in Canada, unless it has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.^ Victorias Secret Fashion Show 2006 .
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^ Victoria's Secret is the leading specialty retailer of lingerie and beauty products, dominating its world with modern, fashion-inspired collections, prestige fragrances and cosmetics, celebrated by supermodels and world-famous runway shows.
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^ Victorias Secret Lingerie .
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The catalogs will also be made of 10 percent recycled paper from post-consumer waste.[7]
.Victoria's Secret is now attempting to build its image with a fairly conservative, middle-class shopper in mind, avoiding any connotations of sleaziness that lingerie might carry.^ Victorias Secret Lingerie .
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[5]
The company gained notoriety in the early 1990s after it began to use supermodels in its advertising and fashion shows. Throughout the past decade, it has turned down celebrity models and endorsements.[8]
.For men, Victoria's Secret launched a "Very Sexy For Him" set, which includes cologne and aftershave.^ Victoria's Secret Beauty is sexy, sophisticated and ultra-feminine.
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.Victoria's Secret makes use of a rigorous customer service model, stressing upselling, frequent staff attention, and signing up customers for a store credit card that provides discounts for frequent shoppers in the way of coupons by mail and free merchandise.^ Victorias Secret New Victoria's Secret Fashion show Victorias secret pink Victorias secret model Victorias Secret Credit Card Victorias Secret Angel Card Victorias secret coupon code Victorias secret lingerie Victorias secret fashion show 2005 Victorias secret fashion show 2006 Victorias Secret bra Victorias secret catalog victorias secret pantie victorias secret online coupon Victorias secret girl TATTOOS .
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^ Payments taken at any Victoria's Secret Store will be forwarded to World Financial Network National Bank for processing.
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[citation needed]

Victoria's Secret Angels

Victoria's Secret Angels on a commercial for the Secret Embrace line.
.The Victoria's Secret "Angels" are a small group of models contracted to the company, and as such are the brand's most visible models and spokeswomen.^ Victorias Secret New Victoria's Secret Fashion show Victorias secret pink Victorias secret model Victorias Secret Credit Card Victorias Secret Angel Card Victorias secret coupon code Victorias secret lingerie Victorias secret fashion show 2005 Victorias secret fashion show 2006 Victorias Secret bra Victorias secret catalog victorias secret pantie victorias secret online coupon Victorias secret girl TATTOOS .
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^ Dream Angels Heavenly by Victorias Secret for Women may be available with Free Shipping and Free Gift Notes .
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^ Dream Angels Desire Perfume by Victoria';s Secret for Women 4.2 oz Eau de Parfum Spray .
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The Angels from the original television campaigns beginning in 1998 were Tyra Banks, Stephanie Seymour, Karen Mulder, Daniela Pestova, and Helena Christensen. .The Angels made their runway début in the fourth annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, with Chandra North filling in for Christensen.^ Victorias Secret Fashion Show 2006 .
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^ Victoria's Secret Fashion show .
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^ Victorias Secret Fashion Show 2005 .
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.In May 2007, the Victoria's Secret Angels, including Adriana Lima, Selita Ebanks, Alessandra Ambrosio, Izabel Goulart, and Karolina Kurkova were chosen to be part of People Magazine's annual "100 Most Beautiful People in the World" issue.^ Victorias Secret Fashion Show 2007 .
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^ Karolina Kurkova, Gisele Bundchen and Adriana Lima are all knocked up and unable to don their angel wings.
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^ Victoria's Secret is the leading specialty retailer of lingerie and beauty products, dominating its world with modern, fashion-inspired collections, prestige fragrances and cosmetics, celebrated by supermodels and world-famous runway shows.
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[9]
.On November 13, 2007, the Victoria's Secret Angels became the first trademark awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.^ Dream Angels Heavenly by Victorias Secret for Women may be available with Free Shipping and Free Gift Notes .
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^ Dream Angels Wish Perfume by Victoria Secret for Women 2.5 oz Eau de Parfum Spray .
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[10] The Angels are among the world's best-paid models.[8]

Current

"PINK" spokesmodels
  • Alessandra Ambrosio – (2004–2005)
  • Miranda Kerr – (2006-2008)
  • Behati Prinsloo - (2008-present)
The models started working for the company before being contracted as Angels. Listed below are the years the current Angels started shooting and working for the company. .Their first runway show for the company is the second year listed below.^ Oh man, I haven't seen this show since the first or second one.
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The years the models were contracted into Angels are listed above.
  • Heidi Klum – 1997, First Runway: 1997
  • Adriana Lima – 1998/1999 (disputed), First Runway: 1999
  • Alessandra Ambrosio – 2001, First Runway: 2000
  • Marisa Miller – 2001, First Runway: 2007
  • Miranda Kerr – 2005, First Runway: 2006
  • Doutzen Kroes – 2004, First Runway: 2005
  • Behati Prinsloo - 2007, First Runway: 2007
  • Candice Swanepoel - 2007, First Runway: 2007
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - 2006, First Runway: 2006

Former

References

  1. ^ a b c Yahoo! Finance company profile. biz.yahoo.com. Retrieved July 25, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Limited Brands 2006 Annual Report". http://ww3.ics.adp.com/streetlink_data/dirLPD/annual/HTML1/default.htm. Retrieved 21 April 2007. 
  3. ^ a b [1]accessed 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ Bonander, Ross (Dec 2, 2009). "5 Things You Didn't know: Victoria's Secret". AskMen.com. http://www.askmen.com/entertainment/special_feature_150/165_special_feature.html. Retrieved 02 December 2009. 
  5. ^ a b [2]bookrags.com. Retrieved July 25, 2007.
  6. ^ [3]thestar.com. Retrieved July 23, 2007.
  7. ^ Victoria's Secret catalog no longer in pulp frictionwww.cbc.ca. Retrieved September 20, 2007.
  8. ^ a b The World's Top-Earning ModelsForbes. Retrieved on 2007-06-16.
  9. ^ "The Models of Victoria's Secret," People. Retrieved on 2007-05-11.
  10. ^ Victoria's Secret angels on Walk of Famesource: Mainichi Daily News. Retrieved November 14, 2007.
  11. ^ Meet the World's Luckiest Plane source:okmagazine.com. Retrieved November 7, 2007.
  12. ^ [4]accessed 2007-06-13.
  13. ^ "SA's Greatest Model Exports". Cosmopolitan (South Africa). March 2010. "'I've been an Angel for almost two years now and am a brand ambassador for their younger range called Pink.'"
  14. ^ "SA's Greatest Model Exports". Cosmopolitan (South Africa). March 2010. "'VS has been my main client for about two-and-a-half years but I only became an Angel a couple months ago.'"
  15. ^ Rosie Huntington-Whiteley goes topless in new ad. oneindia.in. Retrieved on February 25, 2010.
  16. ^ CBS Specials: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2005source:CBS.com. Retrieved November 8, 2007.
  17. ^ Gisele Bundchen, Victoria's Secret Part Ways. Retrieved October 28, 2007.
  18. ^ Kurkova looses contract

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  1. (trademark) A retail marketer of women's clothing and beauty products, most recognizable as a marketer of bras and other lingerie, founded in San Francisco in 1977.
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