Space NK’s North America President Talks CBD, Retail Expansion And Founder-Led Brands

In June, nearly 40 beauty and wellness brands packed New York City venue The Garage to mix with editors, influencers and consumers. Not a trade show, the one-day event called Inside Space was produced by specialty beauty...

Pink Moon Pops Up In Manhattan’s Upper West Side To Preview A Permanent Clean Beauty Store Expected Next Year

It seems like Manhattan has everything, but it doesn’t—at least not yet. The borough lacks a multi-brand clean beauty and wellness boutique in the Upper West Side, a gap indie beauty consultancy Pink Moon and skincare brand...

Retailer Ayla Beauty’s First Standalone Product Is An Ode To California And Potent Natural Ingredients

At her Berkeley, Calif., restaurant Chez Panisse, Alice Waters turned simple, high-quality ingredients cultivated by local farmers into the stars of haute cuisine. Now, 15 miles away across the bay, retailer Ayla Beauty is executing haute beauty...

New Online-Offline Retail Concept Indie Goods Market Wants To Make Conscious Consumerism Easy

As conscious consumerism rises, boycotts of the likes of SoulCycle, Equinox and Chick-fil-A have erupted with the goal of negatively impacting companies’ bottom lines to compel action. Now, Indie Goods Market is urging people to take a...

Can Nordstrom’s New Manhattan Superstore Convince Beauty Consumers To Reconsider Department Store Shopping?

Counter culture is changing. Nordstrom is the latest department store retailer buffing up its beauty floor in an effort to stave off losing customers to e-commerce players and specialty retailers Ulta Beauty and Sephora. In fact, beauty...

Switch2Pure Is A Clean Beauty Retailer And Brand—And It’s Growing On Both Fronts

Estela Cockrell is in a rare position in the indie beauty world. Her company, Switch2Pure, juggles being a retailer and a brand—and both portions are growing. Following the e-commerce platform’s physical premiere about a year ago...