NEW YORK — The gloom is beginning to lift for department store beauty retailers, some of whom are so confident this season that they are entertaining ideas of ending the year with a tiny increase.
A number of major department stores are sure of finishing the year even with 2002, an achievement considering the last two years of downward-spiraling business. But that flatness comes at a great cumulative cost for vendors in terms of high-powered fragrance launches.
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"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)