Le Manoir will take its take its network of Comtesse du Barry wine and delicatessen stores to six units this month after it will open two more stores, in Bucharest and in Cluj-Napoca.
“Six Comtesse du Barry stores in six years is, of course, an important accomplishment for Le Manoir. But it means more than a business success. It is also a sign that the local consumer of premium products is maturing – more and more affluent Romanians choose authentic luxury which first of all means quality, authentic products at a fair price,” said Cristian Preotu, associated director at Le Manoir.
The company was founded in 2004 by Maria and Cristian Preotu. They opened the first Comtesse du Barry store in 2006 and now own the master-franchise for the Comtesse du Barry brand.
The Bucharest store will be opened in the Primaverii neighborhood following a EUR 200,000 investment. The owners expect the store to generate EUR 450,000 in sales in the first year of activity. Le Manoir is an associate in the Cluj-Napoca store which required an EUR 200,000 investment.
At present the company owns two other Comtesse du Barry stores in Bucharest. Another two stores have been opened in Constanta and Timisoara in franchise.