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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 9:01pm
Natural beauty has infiltrated the luxury market. In response, two former Net-a-porter employees have started an e-commerce operation out of Montreal to both explain and distribute select brands. The business, called The Natural Curator, quietly launched in August and is... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 9:01pm
Could Thalía be the next $1 billion brand in five years? That’s the projection from Jamie Salter, chairman and chief executive officer of Authentic Brands Group, which has forged a strategic partnership with Thalía Sodi to own and manage the intellectual property of the 45-year... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 9:01pm
NEW YORK — Though Perry Capital is a sinking ship, that’s not the case with its luxury retail asset held in the portfolio, Barneys New York, according to Barneys executives. The retailer’s performance is tightly guarded due to its status as a private company owned by Perry... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 9:01pm
NEW YORK — Indie makeup brand Edward Bess is toasting a decade in the business — with the launch of a fragrance collection. “There’s no faster shot to the mind and memory than a scent,” Edward Bess said over lunch last week at the Mercer Hotel in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood.... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 9:01pm
NEW YORK – Dr. Howard Murad’s lifelong fascination with hydration resulted in the formation of his namesake clinical skin-care brand almost 30 years ago. Since then, he’s built a global product line with nearly 6,000 points of distribution and penned eight books — but the... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 9:01pm
LONDON — Wolf & Badger has set its sights on the U.S., and the British multibrand retailer will open its first stand-alone store there in February, WWD has learned. Wolf & Badger, which sells a range of emerging designers, will set up shop at 95 Grand Street in SoHo in... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 3:56pm
Lalique’s newest men’s fragrance, L’Insoumis, gives a fresh, earthy take on the brand’s historic legacy. “[René Lalique] was very revolutionary and pushed boundaries in so many things that he designed,” said Maz Zouhairi, president and chief executive officer of Lalique North... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 2:52pm
There were more than a few questions from the media Tuesday on a recent story on how Facebook inflated a key video metric, as well as other inquiries concerning how the company intends to monetize Instagram and data collection on WhatsApp. Sheryl Sandberg, the firm’s chief... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 1:55pm
If you want to know more about Nordstrom, Macy’s and Kohl’s shoppers, such as what they have in common and what sets them apart, look no further than coffee. Does a shopper buy her cup of Joe at Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts? A fondness for the former’s latte macchiato points to... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 1:15pm
The folks at Salesforce have been keeping busy. In addition to gearing up for next week’s Dreamforce conference, the company’s rumored to be considering an acquisition of Twitter and also introducing the results of its largest acquisition to date: the so-called Commerce Cloud.... read more

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