A leading distributor of prestige cosmetics, skincare, and fragrances in Sub-Saharan and Southern Africa. We select each of our brands with care and strive to provide our partners with only the best and most outstanding services.
Our aim is to be the distributor of choice and preferred supplier of high-quality cosmetics by offering continued, sustained growth to our customers
Mission & Values
We work closely with Brand Principals and Retail Partners to understand our customers’ needs and expectations. This enables us to offer solutions and value recommendations and ultimately deliver above market growth.
We value long-term relationships and customer satisfaction above any short-term gains and thus maintain a high-level of integrity in all our dealings.
In support of our objectives and vision, we prioritise the following in our business:
- Representing the interest of our Brand Principals
- Exceeding customer expectations
- Retaining the best possible employees through continued growth and development
- Maintaining profitability through continuity
A passion for cosmetics, our significant industry knowledge, and understanding of branded cosmetics allow us to provide a dedicated platform to deliver strong and sustained growth.
Our uncompromising customer orientation and belief in the importance of continued staff development make it difficult for competitors to emulate the business.
Payot (pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of the Prestige Cosmetics Group, was established to distribute Payot skincare and make-up in South Africa. Marcelle Feenstra was appointed CEO in 1997.
Under the management of Stuart Ireland and Marcelle Feenstra, the company also acquired distribution rights for other leading international brands and achieved huge success in introducing and cementing their position in the local market, namely: Bvlgari Parfums, Chanel, Decléor , Dior, Hermes Parfums, Payot, ,Salvatore Ferragamo, Smashbox, Ungaro, Van Cleef & Arpels
In 2007 Marcelle purchased Payot SA and gained full ownership of the company, which has seen the subsequent name change to LUXURY COSMETICS, as well as the launch of the following luxury brands: Stila, Maria Galland, Skin Regimen, Comfort Zone, Princesse Marina de Bourbon, Cristiano Ronald- and Ford Mustang Fragrances
Channels of Distribution
We have enjoyed strong, long-standing relationship with major retailers for over 20 years and continue to appreciate the loyalty of our Retail Partners.
Dip. Beauty (Hons)(Brussels); Dip. Make-Up (Paris), Sales Management (Wits University)
Marcelle Feenstra is the current owner and CEO of Luxury Cosmetics, and responsible for executing the company’s strategy across Southern Africa, in over 450 stockists.
Prior to this, Marcelle held the position of Director at Payot Pty Ltd, a division of the Prestige Cosmetics Group, where she played an integral part in establishing and developing brands such as Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior and Bulgari to their current standing in our local market,
More recently she has introduced the Decleor, Stila, Comfort Zone, Skin Regimen, Princesse Marina de Bourbon, Mustang and Christiano Ronaldo fragrances with huge success. Her brands have received numerous accolades and awards both locally and internationally.
Bachelor of Accounting Sciences (BCompt)
Bonita Fredericks, Director, started with Luxury Cosmetics in 2011.She is the driving force that implements business strategies, develops company objectives, and ensures that productivity remains high.As she is extremely highly regarded by the Company owner, she was offered a partnership in Luxury Cosmetics, and has been a partner since 2019.
B.Sc Engineering; MBA
Pieter Feenstra, the Financial Director for Luxury Cosmetics, is also a hugely successful and celebrated property developer.He brings a solid financial and business focus to the company.