The outlook is still rosy for prestige beauty, according to The NPD Group Inc.
NPD’s most recent Pulse report revealed that the month of September alone brought in $895 million in prestige beauty sales, with increases across each category. Total beauty gained 6 percent, with fragrance (which represents 24 percent of prestige-beauty sales) up 5 percent, skin care (36 percent of sales) up 6 percent and color cosmetics (40 percent of sales) up 7 percent.
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?"