Ulta Beauty is open for business in Manhattan.The much anticipated Upper East Side outpost of the Illinois-based beauty retailer opened its doors Friday.The space, which is said to be more than 12,000 square feet, is located at 188 East 86th Street, on the same block and barely a few storefronts down from Sephora. The store also holds a full-service salon.On a visit late Friday afternoon, WWD observed a store teeming with customers - many of them uniform-clad tweens - and a checkout line that snaked from the cash wrap almost halfway to the back of the store. Sales associates were handing out promotional coupons.A sizable portion of the store is devoted to makeup, with prestige color cosmetics taking up almost a third of the floor. The Estée Lauder Cos.-owned MAC Cosmetics holds court front and center directly in front of the entrance, with five fixtures dedicated to the brand. Benefit Cosmetics also has a significant amount of space along and around the eastern wall of the store, including a counter for brow and lash services. It Cosmetics has several feet of space on the wall along with a fixture, as do Clinique and Lancôme. Estée Lauder also has space on the wall. Also at the front of the store are fixtures dedicated to Urban Decay, Tarte, Nars, Smashbox, Too Faced and Anastasia Beverly Hills.A 10-chair salon sits at the back of the store, offering services including haircuts, blowouts and color. A blowout starts at $36 and a cut starts at $46. Dermalogica facials are also on offer — the most expensive is an $85 microdermabrasion treatment.Skin care is in the back of the store, with Dermalogica and Philosophy taking up significant space along the back wall. Mario Badescu occupies its own fixture, and other brands on offer include Peter Thomas Roth, Juice Beauty and Perricone MD.Hair tools and products sit at the back of the store next to skin care. Brands include LivingProof, Bumble and bumble, Redken, Drybar, AG, Joico and Devacurl.A mass makeup section sits at the front near the cash wrap. The most significant space belongs to Maybelline, NYX and L'Oreál Paris.
@beyonce chose a custom gown by @falgunishanepeacockindia for mother @mstinalawson 's second annual Wearable Art Gala last night. The gown, which took 10 days to make, was inspired by Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto. Reporting by @hernameislex . #wwdeye 👑 🐝#beyonce
After dressing @justintimberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance last month, @stellamccartney has designed the star’s "Man of the Woods" tour wardrobe. Timberlake will be wearing a mix of pieces from McCartney’s fall men's collection as well as custom designs and items from his own closet. #wwdfashion
@carmeloanthony is upping his fashion game once again, introducing a hat collection with @goorinbros. Called Fresh Greens by Melo x Goorin, the line consists of five unisex models, all of which are made in America from 100 percent wool. Each hat is lined with Anthony’s signature and the inscription “Knowledge of self, wisdom and understanding.” You can purchase the collection line at Goorin’s website as well as three off its stores in San Francisco, New York City and Las Vegas #wwdaccessories
“I am of tradition, but that doesn’t mean I have an old outlook on life,” Hubert de Givenchy told WWD in an interview in 1978. The legendary designer, who died last week at the age of 91, achieved wide success soon after launching his own couture boutique in the early ’50s, but he refused to pine for that time. For the first time since its original publication, read our interview with Givenchy on his awe for Audrey Hepburn and looking forward. Link in bio. #wwdarchives #fbf (📷: Pierre Schermann)
About last night: @alexachung and @supergausa toasted the launch of their capsule collection. “It’s the shape that I love, so rather than amend the last and make the sole crazy or do anything wild, we just did really subtle additions that I think make it look really luxe-y,” said Chung. #wwdfashion (📷: Marc Patrick)
Exclusive: @off____white’s @virgilabloh is launching an exclusive eyewear capsule collection @sunglasshut. The unisex collection, which is made up of three styles, first made its debut on the brand’s fall runway show in Paris. Get all the details on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion