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Naturopathica Opens a Third Location on Madison Avenue

Naturopathica, once a hippie spa shack with a cult following in East Hampton, is becoming a full-fledged brand in the mainstream wellness market and its latest stop is Madison Avenue. The brand has opened a third location of its signature health centers at 667 Madison Avenue. The space is home to Naturopathica's wellness-oriented services, including […]

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As Makeup Sales Slide, Tara Simon Exits Ulta Beauty

One of the key architect's of Ulta Beauty's success in prestige beauty, Tara Simon, is leaving the company, WWD has confirmed. Simon was not immediately available for comment. Simon, Ulta's senior vice president of merchandising, has been with Ulta for more than seven years. She started at Ulta in 2012 as vice president of prestige […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Violet Chachki Goes Dirty for Heretic Fragrance

Violet Chachki is straddling the fragrance industry's gender barrier. The drag artist and burlesque performer is the latest muse to partner with Heretic, a genderless fragrance brand whose scents are made with naturally derived ingredients and do not contain synthetics. Heretic previously unveiled a scent with burlesque star Dita Von Teese. Called Scandalwood, the scent […]

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West Elm Is Doing a Weighted Blanket Collab With Bearaby

West Elm is delving deeper into the wellness category with a collaboration with weighted blanket brand Bearaby. The direct-to-consumer brand's Napper style is launching in two fabrics and eight colors on westelm.com and in five West Elm doors beginning Wednesday, Oct. 30, in time for the holiday season. Weighted blankets are filled with materials that […]

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Cosmetic 360 Trade Show Spotlighted Innovation

PARIS — Personalization, naturality, anti-pollution and biotech solutions were among the major beauty trends to emerge during the fifth annual session of the Cosmetic 360 trade show, which took place here last week. The two-day fair, which ended on Oct. 17 and had a sustainability theme, was inaugurated by Ségolène Royal, president of the COP21 […]

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No More Fake Reviews for Sunday Riley, FTC Says

The Federal Trade Commission is officially stepping in on fake beauty reviews. The organization said Monday that Sunday Riley โ€” the person and the company โ€” had settled charges related to fake online reviews. According to the order, the company's employees are prohibited from misrepresenting themselves as "an independent or ordinary user of the product" […]

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Nancy Bernardini Joins Luxury Brand Partners

Luxury Brand Partners is staffing up as part of its growth plan. The incubator has hired beauty industry veteran Nancy Bernardini as chief operating officer, WWD has learned. Bernardini has been consulting with Luxury Brand Partners, but has since taken on a full-time role with the Miami-based business. In the role, Bernardini will oversee brand […]