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Space NK sales and profits rose pre-Covid

Space NK sales and profits rose pre-Covid

Space NK was continuing to progress steadily pre-pandemic, its latest results show. But while Covid has impacted it more recently, its online channel and wholesale have been sources of strength.
Beauty
Debenhams Oxford Street flagship axed, five more stores to close

Debenhams Oxford Street flagship axed, five more stores to close

As talks between administrators and third-parties go on concerning some kind of future for the Debenhams business, the company has announced several key stores closures and hundreds of redundancies.
Fashion
Net-A-Porter launches social-first digital beauty festival

Net-A-Porter launches social-first digital beauty festival

​Luxury e-tailer Net-A-Porter has this week launched a social-first, digital Beauty Festival called ‘The Beauty of You’ with plans for it to be an annual event.
Luxury
Hut Group sales surge again in Q4, adds more beauty deals to Ingenuity offer

Hut Group sales surge again in Q4, adds more beauty deals to Ingenuity offer

The Hut Group continued to outperform in the fourth quarter with the company saying on Tuesday that it saw revenue growth of 51% year-on-year, much better than the range of 40% to 45% that it had predicted earlier.
Luxury
Boots struggles in Q1, despite surging e-sales and higher beauty market share

Boots struggles in Q1, despite surging e-sales and higher beauty market share

​Boots has been a drain on its parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance for a while and although WBA said on Thursday that the group’s Q1 trading was better than expected, the UK operation continued to struggle.
Beauty
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York adds new brands

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York adds new brands

​McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York has announced the addition of two new brands, Raging Bull and Beauty Outlet. The news shows the resilience of the UK outlet channel at the same time as full-price locations struggle. 
Fashion
How fashion brought positivity to Gen Z during the pandemic

How fashion brought positivity to Gen Z during the pandemic

Generation Z sought solace in shopping -- no doubt online -- as a means to bring a touch of positivity to their lives in 2020, preferring to invest in fashion over entertainment and even social media.
Fashion
Korres expands retail footprint, launches at Ulta Beauty

Korres expands retail footprint, launches at Ulta Beauty

Greek beauty brand Korres announced on Friday a U.S. retail partnership with Ulta Beauty, as part of the retailer's new 'Conscious Beauty' program. 
Beauty
Alo Yoga launches skincare

Alo Yoga launches skincare

Alo Yoga's entry into a new category comes as the company experiences record-high sales, a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic pushing consumers to pursue outdoor and at-home workouts.
Fashion
John Lewis predicts more natural beauty, experimentation and simplification

John Lewis predicts more natural beauty, experimentation and simplification

John Lewis has issued a beauty forecast for 2021 and it’s expecting wellbeing to be ever more important, while consumers will edit-down, embrace imperfections and get serious about skincare.
Beauty
Reborn Cath Kidston reopens Piccadilly, London flagship

Reborn Cath Kidston reopens Piccadilly, London flagship

​As non-essential shops in England open on Wednesday after the latest lockdown, Cath Kidston is making it an even more momentous occasion as the company is returning to London with the reopening of its global flagship.
Fashion
L Brands swings to profit

L Brands swings to profit

The Columbus, Ohio-based owner of Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works announced net income of $330.58 million for the third quarter on Wednesday, as performances improved across its brands.
Fashion
Body Shop and Avon owner Natura sees strong Q3, outpaces wider C&T market

Body Shop and Avon owner Natura sees strong Q3, outpaces wider C&T market

​Natura & Co, the Brazilian beauty giant that owns The Body Shop, Avon and Aesop, saw revenue rising healthily in Q3 as it beat the overall growth in the cosmetics and toiletries market globally.
Beauty
MAV Beauty Brands Q3 earnings rise 21%

MAV Beauty Brands Q3 earnings rise 21%

The Vaughan, Ontario-based personal care group announced third-quarter net income of $3.6 million on Friday, a 21% increase compared to the $2.9 million reported by the company in the prior-year period.
Beauty
B&M benefits from its value offer as half-year sales and earnings leap

B&M benefits from its value offer as half-year sales and earnings leap

It’s all in the name. B&M European Value Retail continued to be one of the success stories of 2020, with figures released Thursday that many in retail can only dream of in a pandemic-ravaged year of trading.
Fashion
Ulta and Target partner to launch Ulta Beauty at Target

Ulta and Target partner to launch Ulta Beauty at Target

The shop-in-shop concept, focused on offering established and emerging prestige brands online and in select target locations nationwide, will debut online and in more than 100 Target locations starting in 2021.
Beauty