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Harrods and Printemps owner in talks to buy Selfridges

Harrods and Printemps owner in talks to buy Selfridges

​Could London's two top luxury department stores end up with the same owner? That's the question being asked on Monday as it has emerged that the owner of Harrods is possibly front-runner to buy up-for-sale Selfridges.
Luxury
The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

Between the frenzied rush of wardrobe changes and photographers readying for shoots, Iman Eldeeb's agency is slowly breaking new ground for Egypt's fashion scene by hiring a diverse line-up of models.
Fashion
Boots bounces back as parent company WBA reports strong results

Boots bounces back as parent company WBA reports strong results

​Multinational health and beauty retailer Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has reported Q4 results that “exceeded expectations, reflecting [a] strong operational performance”.
Beauty
Hut Group defends performance as shares plummet by a third

Hut Group defends performance as shares plummet by a third

​A capital markets day is meant to boost a share price as the company concerned talks major investors through its strategy. But in the case of The Hut Group (THG) this week, it had the exact opposite effect.
Fashion
Drest enters beauty, Gucci is debut brand partner

Drest enters beauty, Gucci is debut brand partner

Drest was focused purely on fashion when it launched exactly two years ago and now said that it’s “set to disrupt the beauty industry with the launch of Beauty Mode” in an exclusive link-up with Gucci. 
Beauty
J.C. Penney reveals future of in-store and online beauty offering

J.C. Penney reveals future of in-store and online beauty offering

As the department store’s partnership with Sephora winds down, the company has unveiled new details about its upcoming J.C. Penney Beauty section, including brand assortment and launch dates.
Beauty
Dior’s full court press: Unveils uber luxe spa, fetes Cordelia de Castellane

Dior’s full court press: Unveils uber luxe spa, fetes Cordelia de Castellane

Dior went into full court press in the first 48 hours of Paris Fashion Week – unveiling its new Cheval Blanc spa, feting its Dior Home and Kids creator Cordelia de Castellane, and unveiling a Miss Dior floral pop-up. 
Fashion
Monat dives into body care

Monat dives into body care

Healthy aging beauty brand Monat Global announced on Tuesday that it is expanding its portfolio of naturally based and scientifically backed products with the launch of a new body care line. 
Beauty
Study confirms Chinese beauty market’s enormous potential

Study confirms Chinese beauty market’s enormous potential

The ‘Beauty in China’ study by NellyRodi and LuxuryInsight is an in-depth analysis of the Chinese beauty market, providing key insights for understanding its specificities.
Beauty
Liberty London moves into subscription beauty with innovative offer

Liberty London moves into subscription beauty with innovative offer

​Upscale UK department store business Liberty London is entering the beauty subscription market with what it describes as a "first of its kind" beauty offer "that literally pays for itself".
Beauty
Brand Architekts pre-tax loss narrows, hails international and D2C progress

Brand Architekts pre-tax loss narrows, hails international and D2C progress

​UK beauty group Brand Architekts reported its annual results on Tuesday and described it as a period of “consolidation, transition and putting in place the strategic building blocks to achieve the Project 50 goal”.
Beauty
Coty boosts beauty tech capabilities through partnership with Perfect Corp

Coty boosts beauty tech capabilities through partnership with Perfect Corp

The American cosmetics conglomerate has signed an agreement with the beauty tech solutions provider that will see AR and AI experiences incorporated into the digital marketing toolkits of its brands.
Beauty
Brodie & Stone is latest Creightons acquisition after Emma Hardie

Brodie & Stone is latest Creightons acquisition after Emma Hardie

​Busy beauty and personal care products maker Creightons has made its second acquisition in as many months. This time it’s snapped up personal care products maker Brodie & Stone for £4.8 million.
Beauty
JD Sports makes first beauty move with Hairburst acquisition

JD Sports makes first beauty move with Hairburst acquisition

Acquisition-hungry JD Sports Fashion has now moved into beauty. The UK-based sportswear giant has bought a stake in online hair & beauty brand Hairburst, which sells vitamins, shampoos and styling products.
Fashion
Revolution Beauty powers ahead in UK, US also on target to be its largest market

Revolution Beauty powers ahead in UK, US also on target to be its largest market

​Newly-listed Revolution Beauty issued a treading update on Monday and the multi-brand, multi-channel beauty retailer said it saw revenue rising 35% in the six months to August 31.
Beauty
L'Oréal USA achieves carbon neutrality

L'Oréal USA achieves carbon neutrality

The largest subsidiary of the L'Oréal Group said that it has reached carbon neutrality for “scopes 1 and 2” emissions for all of its 25 U.S. sites, across 12 states. 
Beauty