Fashion/Beauty

Remember a few months ago when we suggested Reese Witherspoon’s “dress giveaway” was just a cheap (and unethical) way to collect free email addresses for future marketing campaigns? Apparently, we were right — Draper James now hit w/lawsuit alleging scam; Chanel unveils its resort collection on Instagram to mixed reviews; Largest private collection of Cartier […]

Fashion/Beauty

Sycamore Partners going to buy JCPenney?; Gap turning to risky strategy (“pack and hold”) to clear out glut of unsold merchandise; Zappos encouraging customers to use its “Anything” hotline to talk about…anything?; An uncertain future for Brooks Brothers, which has been in business for 202 years; The post-coronavirus tattoo boom.

Fashion/Beauty

In a bid to recreate its crucial in-store experience, Gucci launches Gucci Live, a video service that lets staff communicate w/shoppers on their mobiles or laptops; Coty taps new head of Kylie Cosmetics to pretty things up; LVMH explores ways to renegotiate deal w/Tiffany; Olivia Jade’s influencer brand – toxic?; How hotel heiress Irene Forte […]

Fashion/Beauty

LVMH’s takeover of Tiffany looking less likely to go through amid deteriorating situation in U.S.; Prada-backed AI startup creating first live-streamed 3D virtual fashion show; Summer’s cult buy – golden scrunchie?; A plastic surgery-addicted Playboy Bunny who’s not letting pandemic keep her from undergoing operations until she resembles Kourtney Kardashian; The Romanian cobbler who created […]

Fashion/Beauty

Coty shakes off Kylie Jenner problem, surges 20% after KKR buys stake; Stitch Fix announces plans to lay off 1,400 stylists in California and hire in lower-cost U.S. cities; Ulta Beauty – primary beneficiary from department stores and other channels losing market share?; Why Nordstrom’s off-price business could be its saving grace amid pandemic (West […]

Fashion/Beauty

Coty appointing its fourth new CEO in less than 4 years as beauty giant struggles to revive slumping sales and reduce debt load (Kylie Jenner controversy not helping); JCPenney kicking off store closing sales in coming weeks; Vans and National Geographic launching sneaker collection; A radically different experience at the hair salon; The last grand […]

Fashion/Beauty

How will beauty retailers sell makeup in person without in-store testers? Take-home samples only? Virtual try-ons?; Locked down fashion models trying homemade photo shoots w/mom and dad behind camera; Rent the Runway’s outsized $1 billion valuation coming down to earth; Crocs leading way in footwear; Ben & Jerry’s “Chunky Dunky” sneakers – for $10,000?; How […]

Fashion/Beauty

JCPenney announces new home brand? Huh??; Walmart enters resale market w/ThredUp partnership; Malls head toward…extinction; Fine jewelry sales – up????; How Betsey Johnson built fashion empire and lost her name; What Manolo Blahnik is doing in quarantine; The plastic surgeon changing the face of post COVID-19 beauty; A warning about at-home lash lift kits bought […]

Fashion/Beauty

Fashion runway shows? That’s so last year! Gucci, Saint Laurent leave aggressive fashion calendar behind, move away from see-now, buy-now; Anna Bulgari, heiress to Italian jewelry dynasty Bvlgari, dies at 93; Venus Williams serves up new skincare (two mineral sunscreen products); Lord & Taylor – still has pulse?; An itsy bitsy, teenie weenie Fashion Nova […]

Fashion/Beauty

Peter Brant and wife Stephanie Seymour (former supermodel) buy Palm Beach estate of late shopping mall magnate Alfred Taubman for $46.75 million; Victoria’s Secret’s parent company posts $296 million loss as result of store closures across North America; Louis Vuitton debuts first-ever pool table; ‘Maskne’ – the new acne?; How to deflate that puffy bloated […]

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