Hourglass Cosmetics is readying to open a retail concept in New York.The beauty company — known for products such as its Ambient Lighting Palettes ($62), Veil Mineral Primer ($54) and Vanish Seamless Foundation stick ($46) — has signed a lease for approximately 875 square feet of retail space at 42 Crosby Street in Manhattan. An Hourglass spokeswoman confirmed the location, noting that construction has not yet started so the opening date remains up in the air. The listing was with RKF.The location puts Hourglass in SoHo — near Bloomingdale's, SoulCycle, Devachan hair salon, Fellow Barber and Paintbox nail salon.Hourglass opened its flagship in Venice, Calif., in 2014. The business was founded by Carisa Janes in Barneys New York in 2004. Aside from its own shop, the brand is sold in Sephora (in many countries), Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, John Lewis, Lane Crawford, Harvey Nichols, Mecca, Blue Mercury, Net-a-porter, Liberty, Space NK and Harrods.In March, two industry sources confirmed that Hourglass had hired investment bank Ohana to consider a sale process. The business is said to have about $70 million in net sales. (Hourglass declined to comment on the sale process.)[caption id="attachment_10486149" align="alignleft" width="162"] Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick.[/caption]When Hourglass launched its Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick in July 2016, industry sources estimated it would do between $15 million and $20 million in retail sales in year one. That product became the most successful in the company's history. Earlier this year, Hourglass launched a 20-lipstick collection called Girl, with former Calvin Klein model Jenny Shimizu as the face.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion