Like one of their signature bath bombs, Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics is poised to erupt into 2012 with no less than three dozen store openings planned for the U.S.
“[Lush is experiencing] an increase in brand exposure, traffic and sales partially due to the fact that we are consistently offering new innovations to our ranges,” said Mark Wolverton, president and chief executive officer of Lush North America, who added that 2011 marked the introduction of 42 new stand-alone Lush outposts. “We are seeing continued growth of same-store sales of more than 15 percent for the third year in a row and see the economic climate as being one where we can thrive.”
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?"