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Accessory Trends

NPD’s Marshal Cohen Urges Accessories Firms to Break From Tradition

The industry expert advocates products that are multifunctional.

clock November 15, 2017David Moin

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Skin Care

Complexion Category — Skin Care and Makeup Included — Posts Sales Gains

Skin care and foundations are growing in prestige beauty, while concealers are posting gains in the mass market.

clock November 9, 2017Allison Collins

Bonobos manager Stephen Lusardi arranges clothing at the brand's Guideshop, in New York's Financial District. More shoppers are looking to social media or curated selections for fashion inspiration. That adds to the woes of mall-based stores, as people are already buying fewer clothes, spending online or at discounters when they do, and demanding more personal and convenient ways to buyShopping for Clothes, New York, USA - 20 Mar 2017


Enjoying the Store: Retailers Have to Reinvent at Home

Half of consumers enjoy shopping for fashion in stores “always” or “most of the time,” but that doesn’t mean retailers can stand still.

clock September 18, 2017Evan Clark

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Beauty Features

What to Watch in Beauty: Wellness Gets Better and Better

The desire for better-for-you products continues to gain momentum.

clock August 25, 2017Ellen Thomas

Beauty Features

Prestige Skin Care Outpaces Growth in Makeup for Q2

Driven by upticks in facial moisturizer, cleanser and mask sales, prestige skin care was up 6 percent in the second quarter, according to NPD.

clock July 25, 2017Allison Collins

Sephora's full Hello FAB assortment.

Skin Care

Sephora Adds to Hello FAB Collection

Hello FAB is hitting the mark with women who like product blurring the lines between skin care and cosmetics.

clock July 18, 2017Faye Brookman

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Beauty Features

Beauty Gains Another Billion

Makeup continues to lead prestige beauty sales, according to NPD’s Karen Grant.

clock January 31, 2017Allison Collins

Tom Ford Private Blend fragrance


Fragrance Wardrobing Seen as Opportunity to Connect With Millennials

Presenting fragrances to match moods may tap into a consumer that values experiences over products, said NPD analyst Kissura Craft.

clock January 18, 2017Allison Collins

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Beauty Features

Makeup Sales Expected to Rise Again in 2017

The category may have outpaced fragrance during the holiday period, according to NPD.

clock January 3, 2017Allison Collins


Holiday Shopping Pause Deepens in 2016

In-store and online sales shortfall increased in the home stretch of the shopping season.

clock December 21, 2016Sharon Edelson

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Brow Makeup Drives Growth in Prestige Beauty, According to NPD

The brow category was up 37 percent for the third quarter.

clock November 1, 2016Allison Collins

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Business Features

Online Shopping Closing In on Bricks-and-Mortar This Holiday Season, Reports NPD

The online channels’ market share is likely to be strongest among Millennials and Gen Xers, with each estimating they’ll do 42 percent of their holiday shopping online.

clock November 1, 2016Lisa Lockwood

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Consumers Look for Logo-Free Bags, Says NPD Survey

More than 81 percent of Millennials prefer bags with subtle logos, or none at all.

clock October 17, 2016Misty White Sidell

Beauty Features

Beauty Inc Editor’s Letter: Responsive By Design

For the past couple of years, we at WWD Beauty Inc have been firmly focused on the meteoric rise of a new generation of Indie brands.

clock October 14, 2016Jenny B. Fine

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Consumers Plan to Spend an Average of $636 on Holiday-Related Expenses, NPD Finds

That is up 3 percent from what they anticipated last year.

clock October 10, 2016Lisa Lockwood

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