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Nike just signaled a huge change for its 30,000 retail partners

Nike is getting picky.<p>CEO Mark Parker said at the annual Investor's Day summit that the company will be favoring a small number of retailers. The company currently has 30,000 retail partners, but plans to favor a select few 'differentiated retailers' like Nordstrom and Foot Locker — about 40 in all.<p>…

eCommerce
Clothing

For Beauty Marketers, the New Buzzword Is ‘Anti-Pollution’

Beauty companies are moving away from anti-ageing to anti-pollution, a concept aimed at wellness-obsessed and prevention-driven Millennial and …

The retail apocalypse just sabotaged Nordstrom's attempt to go private — and the whole industry is getting hit

On Monday, the family members who own the department-store chain suspended their attempt to sell the company to a private-equity firm through the end of the year. The news sent Nordstrom's shares down as much as 6.1% in early trading.<p>The company "intends to continue" its attempt to go private …

eCommerce

12 Must-Have Fall Trends Under $200

<b>Kitten-heel booties.</b> The perfect day-to-night shoe, thanks to its itsy-bitsy heel.<p><b>Statement sweater.</b> Afraid of the frump? Wear it with a pleated …

Clothing

I Tried the New Fenty Beauty Glitter Release Eyeliner, and It's So Sparkly, I Want to Cry

When Rihanna's first round of Fenty Beauty products came out, I was thoroughly impressed with the line. I was thrilled by how inclusive the …

An Alternate Universe of Shopping, in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It was a scorching day outside, hot even for late summer in Ohio, and yet I was freezing. I had stepped inside the EB Ice Box, a meat-locker-like display at the Eddie Bauer store here that was cooled to 13 degrees Fahrenheit. The metal-sheathed room looked out onto the promenade of …

The 5 Major Colour Trends to Know For 2018

Sorry, guys, but black did not make the list as one of the must-have colours in next year's wardrobe. Instead, the choices lean toward bright shades …

What's the Difference Between Millennial and Baby Boomer Shoppers?

New Research Suggests Factors Like Region and Age Group Affect How and Where Consumers Shop Online<p><b>It's easy to think of shoppers as a one block of consumers, but it's important to remember that what shoppers want and how they behave can vary by age groups. It's true that most sales boil down to</b> …

eCommerce

How This Former Assistant at 'Vogue' Is Building the 'Nike of Beauty'

Glossier founder Emily Weiss cracked the code on creating a social-media fandom machine every time she launches a product.<p>It would pain the executives at Estée Lauder and L'Oréal--having poured hundreds of millions of dollars into celebrity ad campaigns--to learn how effortlessly Emily Weiss gets …

Beauty

6 Pumpkin Beauty Products That Won’t Make You Feel Basic

Okayyy, so pumpkin-themed items don’t always <i></i>get the best rap. Pumpkin spice lattes are a notoriously basic girly drink—but also delicious, TBH—and …

Five on Friday: 5 signs Singapore's hawker scene is heating up

SINGAPORE: This weekend, a campaign to help young hawkers grow will come full circle.<p>In February, Asia Pacific Breweries gave out 25 grants worth …

Starbucks is unveiling a new drink that cashes in on fall's hottest trend — and it could be bigger than the Pumpkin Spice Latte

On Thursday, Starbucks announced that it would debut the new Maple Pecan Latte on Friday to celebrate the first day of fall.<p>The beverage is "inspired by classic fall flavors," according to Starbucks, and it will feature notes of maple syrup, pecan, and brown sugar.<p>Maple has been on the rise this …

Coffee

Korean Beauty Superstore Innisfree Just Opened In The U.S.

If you notice New York City residents’ complexions looking a little dewier than usual, perhaps that’s because they’ve slathered on $2 face mask from Korean beauty haven Innisfree, which just moved into town.<p>The Korean skincare and cosmetics store, with over 1,600 stores in Asia, opened its first …

The Most Hilarious Lush Reviews Are In — & They Are GOOD

Product reviews are the insurance policies of online shopping: Sometimes, you need to read at least 12 glowing ones before you feel prepared enough …

How to Shop Innisfree, Korea’s Biggest Beauty Brand

The beloved brand just opened its first US store and website.<p>There’s a lot of K-beauty in the US now, including at mainstream retailers, but no one brand has really broken free and made a name for itself outside of the pack. Innisfree could be the brand that finally does it.<p>Innisfree’s first US …

Skin Care

Sigma Beauty's latest campaign is the best makeup brush guide for beauty newbies

It doesn’t matter if you’re a makeup newbie or an established veteran, the sheer abundance of makeup brush choices that exist in the universe can be …

7 ways cities are transforming urban rooftops

With street-level space at a premium, urban rooftops are underused spaces ripe with potential<p>As a sweeping construction boom renders U.S. cities ever denser, there’s one type of urban space that’s still an untapped resource: rooftops.<p>Sure, every city lover can name a handful of rooftop patios with …

Think Tank: Adapting to the New Retail Reality

Matthew Mason and Lauren Leach of Conway MacKenzie share insights into how retailers can adapt to the industry's extensive transformation.<p>The …

This Historic Shopping Mall Was Converted Into Tiny, Superchic Lofts

Inside the oldest functioning shopping mall in the United States, you won't find your usual Nordstrom or Hot Dog on a Stick . . . Instead, the Arcade Providence is filled with stylish, affordable apartments. Located in Providence, RI, the community contains 48 microapartments and 17 boutique shops. …

Westfield Launches Uber Lounge to Drive Up Consumer Spend

The partnership is intended to make transportation much more convenient, thereby increasing the length of time spent on site and in turn, consumer …

Nike Faces A "Brand Problem" With Jordan Brand

“The sell-throughs of certain Jordan models (has) slowed considerably compared to historical rates.”<p>The Nike Jordan Brand once used to be at the top of the ladder, with demand for new releases hitting the roof and selling out instantly. However it has been revealed by Morgan Stanley analysts that …

Jordan Brand

What to Watch: Six Beauty Stores Opening in 2017

New York is abuzz with new retail shops offering unique concepts for the beauty obsessed.<p>The New York beauty scene has been constantly expanding …

LUSH are having a bath bomb festival and we reeeally want to go

LUSH have been on a roll of late, first they sent us into a spin over the new jelly bombs, which yes, can turn bath water into JELLY<i>.</i> Then they announced a new bubble bar fidget spinner, and of course we thought 2017 had peaked...<p>...And guess what? They aren't finished.<p>Yup, the brand have now …

Creativity

These 7 companies control almost every single beauty product you buy

As consumers, we like to think that we're making a conscious decision when we buy from a certain brand, especially when it comes to something as personal as beauty products.<p>But it turns out that 182 beauty companies fall under the massive umbrellas of seven huge manufacturers.<p>Inspired by a similar …

L'Oréal

Beauty Retail Flies High, Even as Apparel Struggles

Fig + Yarrow Apothecary in Denver.<p>Saje Wellness in Manhattan’s SoHo.<p>NYX flagship in Manhattan’s Union Square.<p>Getty Images for NYX Professiona<p>Origins …

Oh the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss museum opens its doors

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — From the squiggly, pink handrails outside the entrance to the front hall decorated with scenes from "And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street" — a real street just blocks away — the new Amazing World of Dr. Seuss museum says, "You're off to Great Places!"<p>Walking into …

Art

How NYX Became THE Mass Brand at the Top of the Social Media Hierarchy

NYX Professional Makeup, a budget brand with the payoff of higher-priced alternatives, started as a line that catered to professionals in the industry. And it still does. But now, the power of social media has allowed it to appeal to a vast market of influencers and their makeup-loving fans. It's …

These 7 companies control almost every single beauty product you buy

As consumers, we like to think that we're making a conscious decision when we buy from a certain brand, especially when it comes to something as personal as beauty products.<p>But it turns out that 182 beauty companies fall under the massive umbrellas of seven huge manufacturers.<p>Inspired by a similar …

L'Oréal