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The Lauder Family Sends a Love Letter to London

LONDON — Theresa May needs a little less President Trump, and a little more Leonard Lauder.
Less than 24 hours after Trump knocked the British Prime Minister’s proposed Brexit deal, sending the pound down a notch to $1.27 on Tuesday, Lauder was glowing with positivity about the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.’s second largest market, which he opened in 1960 with the launch of Re-Nutriv.
“Pay no attention to what’s in the newspapers, forget Brexit for five minutes,” Lauder told managers and worldwide members of staff from a stage in the glossy offices of 1 Fitzroy Place, the company’s London headquarters near Oxford Circus.
“This is a nation of opportunity. The opportunity is there if you grab it. Louis Pasteur had a phrase: ‘Chance favors the prepared mind.’ We’re all prepared, and we will grab our chance. We were the first international company to enter the British market after austerity was lifted (following the World War II). The first. Always be the first and you will never, never, never regret it,” Lauder said during the unique event to which WWD had exclusive access.
Earlier in the day, during a holiday lunch with editors at Claridge’s, Lauder gave the U.K. a further shot of confidence. “This is

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