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Birchbox x Walgreens Expands to Five More Stores

Birchbox is slated to open five more shops-in-shop at Walgreens this month. The beauty business has plans to open locations in Walgreens stores in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Deerfield, Ill.; San Francisco; Daly City, Calif., and El Segundo, Calif. That will bring the total number of Birchbox doors inside Walgreens outposts to 11. The partnership kicked […]

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How Tom Ford Beauty Plans to Scale Luxury

Move over Chanel, Dior, Armani, et.al. With the launch of Tom Ford Research, its new skin-care arm, Tom Ford Beauty is looking to become the first big designer master brand of the 21st century, playing across multiple categories in key geographies around the world. The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.-owned brand launched fragrance in 2006 and color […]

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YSL Beauty Hits the Desert for Debut Coachella Pop-up

YSL Beauty is tailoring its Beauty Hotel format to the desert. The beauty brand revealed today its first Coachella pop-up: an Instagram-friendly activation in California on Route 111 in Cathedral City, Palm Springs. Designed to look like a gas station — if gas stations were sleek and luxe — the YSL Beauty Station will feature […]

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Glossier Reaches $100M, Raises $100M

Glossier — which reached $100 million in sales in 2018 — has raised $100 million in a Series D round. The funding was led by Sequoia Capital, a venture firm that is also invested in Charlotte Tilbury, with participation from Tiger Global Management, Spark Capital and existing investors Forerunner Ventures, Thrive Capital, IVP and Index […]

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QVC Joins the Beauty Festival Fray

QVC will enter the beauty festival fray this summer with Beauty Bash, its own iteration of the immersive, Instagram-ready beauty experience favored by Millennials and Gen Zers. About 6,500 attendees are expected at the three-day event, which will take place June 7 through 9 at the Fillmore event space in Philadelphia. Tickets, which go on […]

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Coty Posts Net Earnings Dip, Loss

Coty Inc's numbers declined in the second quarter, largely due to performance of its Consumer Beauty segment. Overall, the company posted $2.5 billion in sales, down 4.8 percent year-over-year, with a net loss of $960.6 million. Coty said that loss was due to a $965 million non-cash impairment charge related to the Consumer Division and […]