Beauty Briefing

Launchmetrics’ Michael Jais in Cannes.

Financial

Launchmetrics Raises $50 Million in Funding

The digital marketing and analytics company said it will use the financial injection to accelerate its global expansion.

clock September 5, 2018Fleur Burlet

Shoppers leave and enter a Nordstrom store, in IndianapolisNordstrom, Indianapolis, USA - 23 Aug 2017

Retail

Nordstrom Posts Strong 2nd Quarter; Raises Guidance

The Seattle-based retailer once again showed it’s a leader in the department store sector.

clock August 16, 2018David Moin

House of Fraser store

Retail

House of Fraser Shuts Down Web Site Amid Payment Disputes With Suppliers

The retailer reportedly has at least 50,000 unfulfilled online orders.

clock August 16, 2018Fiona Ma

HONG KONG, HONG KONG - JULY 23:  Victoria's Secret Angels Martha Hunt (L) and Josephine Skriver pose for photographs to promote the launch of Victoria's Secret Hong Kong Flagship Store in Jardine's Bazaar, Causeway Bay, on July 23, 2018 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by Nicky Loh/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

Financial

Victoria’s Secret Connects Online, but Not in Stores

The lingerie retailer saw 22 percent comp growth online in the second quarter, but it wasn’t enough to drive an increase.

clock August 9, 2018Evan Clark

The special Adidas shop at Tsum in Moscow for the World Cup

Financial

Adidas Q2 Sales Rise 10% on World Cup Momentum

The company said it sold 10 million soccer balls and dominated social media during the World Cup.

clock August 9, 2018Mimosa Spencer

Customers leave happy from a Walmart store in Bentonville, AR, with their Black Friday items on . This year, Walmart stocked its digital and physical aisles with more than 1.5 million televisions, nearly two million tablets and computers and three million video gamesWalmart Thanksgiving shopping events, Bentonville, USA - 24 Nov 2016

Retail

Hiring Challenges Could Impact Holiday Sales Gains

Retailers are stepping up efforts due to the tight labor market.

clock August 3, 2018David Moin

Avon now offers an e-brochure so customers can be updated on product launches.

Beauty Features

Jan Zijderveld Aims to Build a New Avon

The company’s latest chief executive officer talks digital, global launches and how he plans to beat Amazon.

clock August 2, 2018Allison Collins

The Desigual Barcelona headquarters.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Eurazeo Exits Desigual, Sells Stake to Thomas Meyer

The investment firm bought its stake in the Spanish retailer four years ago with plans to expand the label abroad.

clock August 2, 2018Mimosa Spencer

Lancôme Le Teint Particulier

Products

Prestige and Active Cosmetics Help Boost L’Oréal’s Business

Asia and e-commerce also contributed to the beauty giant’s strong second-quarter and first-half results.

clock July 26, 2018Jennifer Weil

Jack McCullogh and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler have returned to New York Fashion Week

Fashion Features

CFDA Releases Preliminary Women’s Fashion Show Schedule

International designers Vivienne Westwood, Escada and Longchamp are participating.

clock July 26, 2018Lisa Lockwood

Marc Jacobs Beauty's Shameless is available in 29 shades.

Color Cosmetics

Marc Jacobs Beauty Taps Harvey Nichols as Exclusive U.K. Partner

The beauty brand will launch Oct. 11 at eight Harvey Nichols U.K. stores and on the retailer’s web site.

clock July 20, 2018Samantha Conti

A pedestrian walks past an advertisement for Rolex watches in China.

Financial

Swiss Watch Exports Post Brisk 11.8% Rise in June

Higher-priced timepieces are leading the Swiss watch industry’s recovery.

clock July 19, 2018Mimosa Spencer

Masses of women leave their factories at the end of the day in Chittagong, southern Bangladesh. This region has more than 500,000 people employed in its garment sector.

Government and Trade

In Bangladesh’s Factories, Rohingya Refugees Work in Fear Under the Radar

Fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh, members of the Rohingya group secretly work in the nation’s apparel sector — but hide their true origins.

clock July 13, 2018Dene-Hern Chen

According to the NRF survey, b-t-s shoppers plan to spend the most on clothing - $236.90 - on average.

Retail

NRF Projects Robust B-t-s Spending but Slightly Under Last Year

This year the outlook for retail has shifted from gloomy to bright.

clock July 12, 2018David Moin

Backstage at Perry Ellis Men's Fall 2018

Mergers and Acquisitions

Perry Ellis Sticks With Feldenkreis Deal for $437M

The Perry Ellis special committee said a $444 million offer from Randa was “highly conditional, nonbinding and insufficient in terms of value and certainty.”

clock July 5, 2018Vicki M. Young

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