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    Default When did Dana take over MEM? Speidel?

    Wondering when Dana took over MEM.

    Also, was it MEM & Speidel at first, or just MEM by itself, or just Speidel by itself?

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    Default When did Dana take over MEM? Speidel?

    Well, Dana was a part of Renaissance Cosmetics, who owned a slew of fragrance- & beauty-companies.
    So, when Renaissance Cosmetics went tits-up in '99, Dana bought the entire portfolio which included the MEM/English Leather line, British Sterling and many others.
    And so, as of '99, Dana became Dana Classic Fragrances.
    That's about all I know and remember.

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    Default Re: When did Dana take over MEM? Speidel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marand75 View Post
    Well, Dana was a part of Renaissance Cosmetics, who owned a slew of fragrance- & beauty-companies.
    So, when Renaissance Cosmetics went tits-up in '99, Dana bought the entire portfolio which included the MEM/English Leather line, British Sterling and many others.
    And so, as of '99, Dana became Dana Classic Fragrances.
    That's about all I know and remember.

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    Oooh, thanks! Maybe didn't know about that Ren Cos thing!
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    Default Re: When did Dana take over MEM? Speidel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marand75 View Post
    Well, Dana was a part of Renaissance Cosmetics, who owned a slew of fragrance- & beauty-companies.
    So, when Renaissance Cosmetics went tits-up in '99, Dana bought the entire portfolio which included the MEM/English Leather line, British Sterling and many others.
    And so, as of '99, Dana became Dana Classic Fragrances.
    That's about all I know and remember.

    Hope that was useful
    It's a bit more complicated than that.

    MEM got the manufacturing rights from Speidel in the 70's when they wanted to go back to watches and watch bands, since the success of British Sterling was more than Speidel anticipated and they didn't want to become a full-blown cosmetics company. MEM then was bought (alongside Dana) by Renaissance Cosmetics in 1992, an upstart with the intent to revitalize legacy brands. They went belly up just 7 years later, and whoever received them in the bankruptcy renamed the whole company New Dana (as Dana had the strongest name recognition of the lot) which then became Dana Classic Fragrances sometime this decade.
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