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Ulta Chief Executive office Mary Dillon


Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon Leads Rapid Expansion

Ulta Beauty is celebrating its achievements, while keeping its eye on the future.

clock August 4, 2015Molly Prior

Ulta Beauty store in Auburn.


Erwin Winkler Talks Ulta Beauty’s New Face

Erwin Winkler takes Ulta from a drugstore mind-set to a three-dimensional mass, prestige and salon emporium.

clock August 4, 2015Rachel Brown

With a market capitalization of $10.93 billion, Ulta Beauty is trading 488 percent above the day of its IPO in 2007.


Ulta Beauty Catching Wall Street’s Eye

With a market capitalization of $10.93 billion, Ulta Beauty is trading 488 percent above the day of its IPO in 2007.

clock August 4, 2015Vicki M. Young

Kors fragrances


Color, Kors Fragrances Driving Growth at Ulta Beauty Stores

As Ulta Beauty celebrates its 25th anniversary, Tara Simon, senior vice president of merchandising, prestige color, specialty brands, skin care, fragrance and trend development at Ulta, reflects on how the prestige part of the business has influenced the retailer’s growth.

clock August 4, 2015Julie Naughton

Ulta Beauty's Rapid Rise Is Just the Beginning.


Ulta Beauty’s Rapid Rise Is Just the Beginning

Ulta Beauty is successful, but the true impact the beauty retailer will make in the market hasn’t been realized.

clock August 4, 2015Faye Brookman


Ulta Beauty’s Prama Bhatt Talks Omnichannel Retailing

Forging a link. That’s the goal of Ulta Beauty’s digital efforts as outlined by Prama Bhatt, its vice president of Digital and eCommerce.

clock August 4, 2015Faye Brookman

Professional hair care, nail and tools help to drive growth for Ulta Beauty.


Hair, Nail, Tools Drive Growth for Ulta Beauty

Professional hair care, professional nail, personal-care appliances and mass cosmetics have not only flourished, but also provided a complement to the burgeoning roster of prestige lines.

clock August 4, 2015Faye Brookman

Ulta Key Brands: It Cosmetics

Color Cosmetics

Ulta Beauty’s Key Brands: It Cosmetics

Jamie Kern Lima, cofounder of It Cosmetics, credits Ulta for driving significant growth for her brand since entering the retailer in 2013.

clock August 4, 2015Julie Naughton

Ulta Key Brands: L'Oréal

Color Cosmetics

Ulta Beauty’s Key Brands: L’Oréal Professional

While Ulta Beauty carries hundreds of brands, six have been the backbone in significantly building the business. Here, a closer look.

clock August 4, 2015Julie Naughton

Ulta Key Brands: Hot Tools


Ulta Beauty’s Key Brands: Hot Tools

Terri Taricco-Cropp, vice president of marketing for the Professional Salon Group of Helen of Troy, has an alternate moniker for Ulta Beauty: Girl Heaven.

clock August 4, 2015Julie Naughton

Ulta Key Brands: Nyx

Color Cosmetics

Ulta Beauty’s Key Brands: NYX Cosmetics

NYX Cosmetics started with a two-foot spot on the planogram at Ulta Beauty — and now has grown to a 14-foot space, noted Brandyn Muegge, senior vice president of sales for the brand.

clock August 4, 2015Julie Naughton

Ulta Key Brands: Tarte

Color Cosmetics

Ulta Beauty’s Key Brands: Tarte

Tarte Cosmetics began distribution in Ulta in August 2010 — and has never looked back.

clock August 4, 2015Julie Naughton

Alexander Wang exits the Balenciaga runway

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: At Balenciaga, the Who’s Next Watch Begins

With the departure of Alexander Wang from Balenciaga, the “Who’s next?” watch begins anew.

clock August 5, 2015Bridget Foley

The Smith siblings.


Gen Z Starts to Make a Mark

Comprising almost 25 percent of the population, Generation Z is sizable, social and has considerable spending power.

clock August 5, 2015Jenny B. Fine

Matt Dillon at The Palladium, May 1985.

Fashion Features

Looking Back: Matt Dillon, Gen X Poster Boy

Dillon’s youthful good looks, husky voice and slacker persona resonated with an entire generation.

clock August 6, 2015Donna Heiderstadt

Outside the opening of Forever 21's Fifth Avenue location.

Beauty Features

Fashion and Beauty Brands Most Likely to Succeed

The most popular fashion and beauty brands among teenage girls aged 13-16 as measured by Teen Vogue’s Love List.

clock August 5, 2015WWD Staff

Report Card: Gisele Picks an Unwise Disguise

Fashion Features

Celebrity Fashion Report Card: The Best and Worst

From Pierre Casiraghi's Prince Charming to Tyra Bank’s Power Bitch, here are the best and worst of the week.

clock August 5, 2015WWD Staff

Kenya Kinski-Jones


Model Call: Kenya Kinski-Jones

The daughter of music producer Quincy Jones and actress Nastassja Kinski talks parental advice, animal advocacy and starring in Calvin Klein Jeans' buzzy new campaign.

clock August 5, 2015Kristi Garced

The Smith siblings.

Fashion Features

Multitasking Smith Siblings Talk Music, Modeling, Acting

The Smith siblings are typical multitasking — and successful — Gen Zers.

clock August 5, 2015Marcy Medina

The multisensory merino wool exhibition

Mens Designer Luxury

Reda Mill Celebrates 150 Years

The company is on a worldwide journey to mark its 150th anniversary.

clock August 6, 2015Jean E. Palmieri


Fashion Trends

Resort 2016 Trend: Caftans

Resort’s most effortless look, the caftan came in versions that draped, flared and billowed for day or night.

clock August 6, 2015Bobbi Queen



5 Brands Refreshing Men’s Denim

While NPD found sales within the men’s denim category were down by 2 percent from last year, but that hasn’t stopped brands from entering the market.

clock August 6, 2015Aria Hughes

Michelle Lam, True & Co. founder


Michelle Lam Makes Data Sexy, One Bra at a Time

Michelle Lam, the founder of intimates e-tailer True & Co., is working to dramatically change the way women shop for bras.

clock August 7, 2015Maghan McDowell

Wolsey Made in the U.K. Capsule Collection

Mens Clothing Furnishings

British Label Wolsey Marks 260 Years With Made in the U.K. Collection

British heritage label Wolsey, known for its woolens and outerwear, marks its 260th anniversary this year.

clock August 8, 2015Nina Jones

Fruit of the Loom is relaunching and expanding its plus-size underwear line Fit for Me.


Fruit of the Loom Relaunching Plus-Size Line Fit for Me

Fruit of the Loom is breathing new life into its new brand.

clock August 8, 2015Aria Hughes

Phillipa Soo in a scene from "Hamilton"


Phillipa Soo Soars in Broadway Hit ‘Hamilton’

First Lady of the Theater Phillipa Soo soars in “Hamilton,” Broadway’s hottest show.

clock August 5, 2015Leigh Nordstrom

Carolyn Murphy in boots she designed for Ugg


Carolyn Murphy On Ugg’s Limited-Edition Collection

Ugg is introducing a fresh take on its classic boot with a limited-edition collection, dubbed "Classic Luxe,"with Carolyn Murphy as its face.

clock August 6, 2015Lauren McCarthy

Christian Louboutin says he is always on the lookout for inspiration and opportunity - and his burgeoning business proves it.

Designer and Luxury

Christian Louboutin Adds to His Formidable Business

Christian Louboutin says he is always on the lookout for inspiration and opportunity – and his burgeoning business proves it.

clock August 7, 2015Miles Socha

Jeffrey Kalinsky


Jeffrey Kalinsky Reflects on Jeffrey at 25 Years

Jeffrey Kalinsky takes stock of his specialty business and working with Nordstrom.

clock August 8, 2015Sharon Edelson

Gen Z: The Next Big Disruptor


Think Tank: Generation Z, the Next Big Retail Disruptor

Generation Z, the teens and tweens coming of age today, are not just another Millennial story.

clock August 9, 2015Marcie Merriman

City File: Nashville


The Art, Food and Music of Nashville

Here, a guide to Nashville for the first-time explorer.

clock August 8, 2015Karen Parr-Moody

Ulta Key Brands: Urban Decay

Color Cosmetics

Ulta Beauty’s Key Brands: Urban Decay

As one of the first prestige brands to enter Ulta, Urban Decay knew it was taking a calculated risk.

clock August 4, 2015Julie Naughton


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