Werte Freunde Wants To Be The Follain (Plus Fashion) Of Germany

Hamburg has no shortage of beauty shopping destinations. There are 20 Douglas doors spread about the German city, including the stunning Douglas Pro Store, and the impressive beauty floor at luxury department store Alsterhaus is nearly...

Startup SwearBy Pinky Swears Its Product Reviews Are Real

As a former marketing head for several women’s brands, including NYDJ and Juicy Couture, Kate Foster Lengyel has witnessed the pros and cons of influencer marketing firsthand. She’s seen how easy it is for companies to fabricate positive...

The Grommet’s Unusual Form Of Commerce Spotlights Small Guys

The Grommet calls its model citizen commerce and even trademarked the term. Behind the concept are individuals using their hard-earned dollars to support fellow individuals who happen to have created cool products. The products on The Grommet...

Bluemercury’s Marla Beck On The Importance Of Specialization, The Beauty Industry’s Favorable Demographics And The Vetting Process For Emerging Brands

Remember when indie beauty wasn’t everywhere? Marla Beck certainly does. Its scarcity in 1999 was a big part of why she founded Bluemercury with her husband Barry. The specialty retailer generated excitement for beauty junkies like Beck...

Not So Fast Amazon: Qurate Retail Group’s Rob Robillard Has Bold Ambitions To Make Beauty Bigger Than Ever At QVC, HSN and Zulily

Rob Robillard has tackled more sides of the beauty business firsthand than possibly any other beauty executive. He’s held roles at established brands (Kiehl’s Since 1851) and emerging ones (Living Proof long before it was acquired by...

The Animals’ Choice For Beauty Shopping: Emerging E-tailer Good Cubed’s Assortment Is Completely Cruelty-Free

Beauty product purchases tend to have consequences for people, the planet and animals that a growing number of consumers rather avoid. At e-commerce concept Good Cubed, they can avoid them without doing substantial research on every item...