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History

A successful trade record of more than 40 years in distribution and retail.

1978

Mr. Jose Viegas founded Saint-Honoré in Panama’s Colon Free Zone.

1984

Local market subsidiary opened in San Jose, Costa Rica.

1987

Expansion of local market operations to Bogota, Colombia.

1992

Opening of Saint-Honoré Bolivia in Santa Cruz.

2001

Mr. Fazal Abbas acquires Saint-Honoré.

2002

Inauguration of Duty Free Amador, Panama’s first downtown duty free store.

2003

Opening of DIBESA, St. Honore’s Masstige Market Division, in Costa Rica.

2004

Opening of St. Honore’s first local market perfumery, Amphora Beauty Shop, in San Jose.

2005

Inauguration of first L´Occitane Boutique in Panama’s Multiplaza Pacific Mall.

2006

Opening of L´Occitane Boutique in San Jose, Costa Rica.

2007

Inauguration of Amphora Beauty Shop Design Center in Santa Cruz, Bolivia and L´Occitane store in Panama’s Albrook Mall.

2008

Opening of Hermès Boutique in Santiago, Chile and Spa Mosaic in Panama’s Multiplaza Pacific Mall.

2009

Inauguration of Hermès in Panama and acquisition of rights to In-Flight Duty Free Sales operation for LAN Airlines.

2011

Opening of Amphora Boutiques in Terra Mall Costa Rica and La Paz, Bolivia, inception of Saint Honoré DF Sur and purchasing of majority interest of The Place Free Shops (Uruguay- Brazil border).

2012

Rebranding of Panama’s Duty Free Amador into Amphora Duty Free.

2013

St. Honoré enters joint venture with PPR Group to open Gucci Boutiques across Latin America and inaugurates first Victoria Secret store in Santiago’s International Airport.

2014

Inauguration of Gucci in Panama, opening of Michael Kors and Victoria Secret in Santiago Airport and MAC and Victoria Secret in Iquique, Chile.

2015

Opening of Gucci Boutique in Santiago.

2016

St. Honoré inaugurates local market distribution operations of Estée Lauder Group products in Panama. The Group also will open a MAC Cosmetics Boutique in Panama’s Albrook Mall in Q1 2017 and Swarovski Boutique in Santiago Airport in January 2017.

2017

Saint-Honoré opened 6 points of sales for the Panama local market, 1 Amphora Escazu in Costa Rica, and in addition a new Swarovski Botique in Santiago Airport.

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