While Revlon has been mentioned as a possible suitor for Procter & Gamble’s beauty brands, the company made a different acquisition today. Revlon snapped up U.K.-based licensee and distributor CBBeauty for undisclosed terms. The deal includes U.K. distributor SAS & Company.Founded in 2011 by Corrado Brondi, CBBeauty distributes and markets the boy band One Direction’s fragrances and beauty products, which are now distributed in more than 80 countries. Our Moment One Direction was one of the few women’s fragrances showing sales growth in all mass doors last Christmas, according to IRI data.SAS & Company distributes and markets fragrances and beauty products for a number of high-end and mass brands including Rihanna, Carven and Burberry. SAS is also the fragrance licensee for pop group Little Mix and singer Cheryl.CBBeauty and SAS will operate as an independently managed division within Revlon, headed up by Brondi. Shelley Smyth will continue as chief executive officer of SAS & Company. Managing acquisitions separately is not unusual for the company. Revlon also maintains its Sinful/Pure Ice business as its own entity.“As we continue to focus on our strategy of value creation to boldly grow Revlon, we are confident that this acquisition will provide us with a business and people platform for significant growth in the global fragrance business,” Revlon president and ceo, Lorenzo Delpani, said in a statement. Revlon still owns a cadre of fragrances, most notably Charlie.Brondi added partnering with Revlon will accelerate growth “by leveraging Revlon’s significant capabilities and resources.”Retailers at the recent National Association of Chain Drug Stores noted Revlon appears to be gaining in some beauty categories, although its Almay division is still struggling.
Luxury handbag resale company @rebagofficial is planning to sell a rare collectible for $70,000: the @hermes White Crocodile Himalayan Birkin. The exclusive Birkin sold for about $100,000 in 2008, when @davidbeckham bought one for his wife @victoriabeckham to add to her collection. Read more about the rare Birkin on WWD.com #wwdaccessories
With her costume pearl necklace and what-you-see-is-what-you-get style, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was a straight-shooter from start to finish.
Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush served as the 37th first lady, as well as the country’s second lady from 1981 to 1989. In addition to being part of the longest presidential marriage — 73 years — Bush also had the unlikely distinction of having one son, George W., become the 43rd president and another son, Jeb, run unsuccessfully in 2016. Having served as second lady during the Reagan administration’s two terms and lived all over the world during her own husband’s ascending political career, Barbara Bush made it clear that literacy — not fashion — was her priority. Read more from Rosemary Feitelberg’s obituary on the late First Lady in WWD.com, link in bio. #barbarabush #wwdnews
Western and ’90s trends have influenced denim for fall 2018. Think raw, dark and coated jeans mixed with bold prints and tough leather. #trendtuesdays #wwdfashion (Styled by @thealexbadia;📷: @ryanplett)
@denimdaysfestival, which initially launched in Amsterdam in 2014 and has since expanded to New York, is heading to Nashville for the very first time. The two-day festival, which will take place in November, will feature brand activations, hands-on workshops by artisans and denim mills, a vintage market, live entertainment, and local food and drinks. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Later this month, the popular “Diana: Her Fashion Story” exhibit will be reopening. @historicroyalpalaces, the charity that manages @kensingtonroyal, has been working towards adding new, never-before-seen garments to the exhibit, including this dress created by Gianni Versace for a fund-raising dinner at the Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The exhibit will reopen on April 26 at Kensington Palace @wwdfashion
“Our family has always been engaged and interested in the world around us. [My brothers and I] were always encouraged to have our own opinion at a young age, which is not always something a child is asked — especially to have an opinion with reasoning behind it,” said @yarashahidi on becoming an activist. We caught up with the 18 year old last week, where she talked about her road to acting, how “Black-ish” led her to start conversations about identity and more. Head to WWD.com to read what she had to say #wwdeye (📷: @chelsealaurenla)