The first stirrings of a retail sea change are being felt through the prestige cosmetics industry, as manufacturers make subtle adjustments to their long-standing distribution strategies in the wake of the calamitous department store consolidations of the past two years. It’s now a multichannel world.
Specialty store chains, TV shopping and the Internet have been cultivating their own consumer constituencies favoring new shopping habits and preferences. A number of major brands have responded by reaching out; some by opening freestanding stores to better cement the consumer bond based on service.
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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?"