A look at the top five specialty beauty retailers by retail sales (excluding tax) globally and in the U.S.*

Top 5 Global Speciality Beauty Stores

1. Sephora
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton

2. Douglas
Douglas GmbH, Parfümerie
3. Bath & Body Works
Limited Brands Inc.
4. O Boticário
Botica Comercial Farmacêutica Ltda
5. Marionnaud
Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.

Top 5 U.S. Specialty Beauty Stores

1. Bath & Body Works
Limited Brands Inc.
2. Ulta
Ulta Salons, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc.
3. Sephora
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton
4. Sally Beauty Supply
Sally Beauty Co. Inc.
5. Perfumania
Perfumania Holdings Inc.

*Source: Euromonitor International

Editor’s Note: Euromonitor defines beauty specialist retailers as chains or independent retail outlets with a primary focus on selling fragrances, cosmetics, toiletries and accessories.
According to Kline & Co., while mass merchandisers continue as the leading channel of distribution for beauty products in 2010, drugstores and specialty stores have grown in share. Some of the fastest-growing purchase channels for beauty products are the alternate ones. While these outlets have a smaller dollar base than traditional channels, they’re the ones to keep an eye on for rapid growth.

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