MENU

COMPANY HISTORY

Sep-1970 Exclusive distribution agreement for the distribution of Mary Quant cosmetics in Japan officially signed with Mary Quant Cosmetics Ltd., UK, and Gala Cosmetics International Ltd.
Nov-1970

Mary Quant Cosmetics Japan Ltd. established.
Headquarters opened in Roppongi in Tokyo's Minato Ward, with a branch in Awaza in Nishi Ward, Osaka.

Mar-1971 Begin selling SKINCARE and makeup products mainly in specialist fashion and department stores.
Sep-1972 Special Recipe goes on sale (five SKINCARE and six makeup products).
Mary Quant comes to Japan for the first time for the launch.
Jun-1976 Headquarters move from Roppongi in Minato Ward to Shibuya in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo.
Jun-1977 Skin Programme goes on sale.
Mary Quant comes to Japan for the second time for the launch.
Oct-1980 Prescribed SKINCARE launched.
Sep-1982 Mary Quant comes to Japan for the third time for launch of new Lipstick and Nail Polish.
Jan-1983 Mary Quant Japan Ltd. established.
Licence for fashion goods obtained through agreement with Mary Quant Ltd., UK.
Sep-1983 Begin sale of fashion goods
Aug-1984 Eye Opener eye shadows launched.
Apr-1987 Lip Mix lip colours launched.
Sep-1991 Body Series launched.
White Line launched.
Oct-1991 Begin participating in management of Mary Quant Ltd., UK, following purchase of shares.
Mar-1993 Obtain global rights for Mary Quant cosmetics.
Mar-1994 London branch established: Mary Quant Europe.
Jun-1994 London store opens.
Sep-1994 New Lipstick and Nail Polish go on sale.
Sep-2000 Special Recipe relaunched.
Sep-2001 Skin Programme II launched.
May-2002 White Line relaunched as a quasi-drug.
Sep-2002 Prescribed SKINCARE relaunched.
Sep-2003 New Lipstick and Nail Polish go on sale.
Sep-2004 Raise Up launched.
Sep-2005 Two new products added to the Raise Up range.
Apr-2006 Special Recipe Body Care Series launched to replace Body Series.
Sep-2006 Special Recipe relaunched.
Feb-2007 Eye Opener relaunched.
Mar-2007 Skin Programme relaunched.
Sep-2007 Magic Rite launched.
Feb-2008 Lip Mix relaunched.
Mar-2009 White Siege launched to replace White Line.
Nov-2009 London store moves to Kings Road, Chelsea, the birthplace of Bazaar.
Jan-2010 Shanghai store opens. Birth of new brand, grace mary.
Feb-2010 New Lipstick and Nail Polish go on sale.
Sep-2010 Prescribed SKINCARE launched as a quasi-drug.
Nov-2011 Mary Quant Cosmetics Ltd. established.
Feb-2012 Business operations of Mary Quant Cosmetics Japan Ltd. taken over by new company Mary Quant Cosmetics Ltd.
Mar-2013 Body icon launched to replace Special Recipe Body Care Series.
Mar-2014 Step Light Up launched.
Sep-2017 BASIC SKINCARE launched.
Sep-2018 QUANT by MARY QUANT launched.
Feb-2019 Lipstick relaunched.