The Kooples is a leading world-class designer, marketer, retailer, and wholesaler of premium contemporary apparel and accessories for men and women. Founded in 2008 by brothers Alexandre, Laurent, and Raphaël Elicha, and led by Co-CEOs Nicolas Dreyfus and Emmanuel, The Kooples is one of the most recognized and fast-growing brands in the global aspirational luxury market. The company has a robust distribution in 31 countries in Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, with a combination of 128 owned stores, 225 concessions (‘shop-in-shops’), four proprietary e-commerce sites, two affiliate-owned retail stores, as well as wholesale. The origin of the brand name is a Franglais neologism for “couples”; it references the Company’s distinct brand concept that plays on the inspiring power of real-life couples, including famous and legendary ones throughout history.
The Sage Group advised The Kooples on general corporate finance and strategic topics.