That was the collective sigh of relief heard throughout the packed aisles of the Palais des Festivals here last week during one of the busiest and most upbeat Tax Free World Association annual meetings in recent years. There may be storm clouds over the worldwide economy, but beauty’s $12 billion global travel retail business continues to grow in the high-single or low-double digits — and it’s Asian consumers who are fueling the industry’s optimism.
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)
"That's something that resonates with me too because I'm so locked into a number. If I go over that number it completely ruins my day so it's nice to get detached from the number on the scale." - Chelsea Handler on Kelly LeVeque's book "Body Love." #wwdeye (📷: John Salangsang)