The Canadian retailer Shoppers Drug Mart sports some of the most admired beauty departments in drugstore retailing. When the chain adds a new brand, the industry takes notice.
In March, following a successful 18-store test, Shoppers Drug Mart will roll out Essence Cosmetics to 900 stores across Shoppers and its nameplate in Quebec, Pharmaprix. The 160-stockkeeping-unit collection of eye, lip, nail and face products will be sold exclusively in Canada at those two chains.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"