Inside Meditation Studio Inscape’s Intention-Based Retail

Shaina Rosenthal learned the buying ropes at Rachel Shechtman’s Story, the retailer centered on ephemeral thematic installations that was acquired by Macy’s in 2018. Now, she’s applying what she learned to Inscape, the Manhattan meditation studio founded nearly...

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...

At Clean Beauty Store Citrine, Experience And Expertise Are More Important Than Instagrammability

In an age when anybody with an iPhone can quickly disseminate skincare advice, Melissa Lenberg believes expertise that goes beyond what can be crammed into a 15-second Instagram Story resonates with clean beauty customers. The employees at her...

“A Great Girlfriend To Give You Guidance”: Why Knockout Beauty Puts Skincare Consultation At The Center Of Its Business

Cayli Cavaco Reck isn’t someone you’d expect to need beauty assistance. As a former magazine editor, brand strategist, and the daughter of Paul Cavaco and Kezia Keeble, two-thirds of the triumvirate that formed fashion public relations powerhouse KCD...

Lemon Laine’s Formula For Growing Its Clean Beauty and Wellness Concept: Community, Customization And Caches Of Testers

When Laura Lemon opened clean beauty shop Lemon Laine in Nashville two years ago, she followed in the footsteps of her great-grandparents who owned a general store in Oklahoma. Raised in Tulsa and married to Alabaman Evan Lenoir,...

The Exit Interview: Outgoing CEO Joël Palix Takes Stock Of His Five-Year Tenure At Feelunique

When Joël Palix was appointed CEO of Feelunique five years ago, he was tasked with putting the beauty e-tailer on a path to vigorous growth. It’s marched down that path. Since Palix, former president of Clarins Fragrance...