Luxury French Accessories Brand Lamarthe Signs Top US Distributor, Skytech

Elle Magazine, France, called Lamarthe's "Exception" handbag "a Top Ten Must Have This Season." Lamarthe's line of luxury accessories is now available to the trade in the USA and Canada through a distribution agreement with Skytech, Inc., and to American consumers on http://www.LamartheUSA.com. (Photo: Business Wire)

SAN FRANCISCO & PARIS--()--Dec. 7, 2005--President and CEO of Lamarthe S.A., Mario Gardini, signed a multi-year contract with San Francisco-based Skytech, Inc. for exclusive North American distribution of the 75-year-old luxury brand. In addition, Lamarthe's bold handbags including the highly sought after "Exception" bag (named one of Elle France's "Top Ten Must Haves" for Fall 2005) are now available to American consumers for the first time on http://www.LamartheUSA.com.

"Never has there been a better time to introduce the elegant, chic, and urban style of the new Lamarthe line to sophisticated American women," said Gardini. Now featuring the work of savvy new French designers like Sophie Levy, Lamarthe is a top-5 brand in many European countries and has produced double-digit growth this year through its mix of traditional and modern design expressed through the finest European craftsmanship. "American and Canadian women have been valued customers across Europe, and have constantly asked us to come closer to them," said Gardini. Top European multi-brand and department stores feature Lamarthe, including Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, and Bon Marche.

Skytech is a wholesale distributor that specializes in bringing the finest brands to the US market. "The top priority for 2006 will be to establish Lamarthe with select retailers," said Greg Beasley, CEO of Skytech. "Lamarthe's line beautifully suits a myriad of tastes. I believe Lamarthe will change from a well-kept secret this Christmas, into the brand to watch next year."

For more information:

www.lamarthe.com

www.lamartheusa.com

info@skytechnet.com

Contacts

Skytech, Inc.
Stefanie Lingle, 415-351-8100
stefanie@skytechnet.com
or
Lamarthe S.A.
Karin Bonnaud, +33 1 42 97 50 59 (France)
Karin.Bonnaud@lamarthe.com

Contacts

Skytech, Inc.
Stefanie Lingle, 415-351-8100
stefanie@skytechnet.com
or
Lamarthe S.A.
Karin Bonnaud, +33 1 42 97 50 59 (France)
Karin.Bonnaud@lamarthe.com