Lululemon Enters the Beauty Space With Gender-Neutral ‘Self-Care’ Products

On Tuesday, the athleticwear retailer will begin selling moisturizer, dry shampoo, deodorant and lip balm alongside its mega-popular leggings.Photo: Courtesy of LululemonAs the lines between athleisure, wellness, skin care and self care become hazier and more fashion brands look to cash in on the amazingly lucrative beauty market, the inevitable has happened: Lululemon, the successful […]

Kimora Lee Simmons Is Positioning Baby Phat as Chanel for a New Generation

As she relaunches the iconic brand after 20 years, the designer reflects on bringing a high-fashion and unapologetically female perspective to streetwear.Kimora Lee Simmons Leissner for Baby Phat x Forever 21. Photo: Courtesy of Baby Phat/Forever 21Kimora Lee Simmons Leissner launched Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons — the womenswear brand that epitomized early aughts streetwear with […]

With Depop Live in New York City, the Online Marketplace Comes to Life

The weekend-long event helped foster and empower the digital platform’s strong community of Gen-Z fashion entrepreneurs.On Friday night, a line snaked around the corner of Broadway and Howard St. in New York City’s Soho, as different cliques and crews of Very Stylish People waited for their chance to experience Depop Live, the online marketplace’s first-ever weekend-long event, […]

Unilever Acquires Skin-Care Brand Tatcha for a Reported $500 Million

The luxury beauty company is also supposedly on track for $100 million in sales this year.Photo: Courtesy of TatchaPrestige skin-care company Tatcha has been acquired by Unilever in a deal that reportedly “approaches $500 million,” according to WWD. The exact terms of the deal were not disclosed.The luxury skin-care brand founded by Vicky Tsai 10 […]

‘What Are Influencers?’ How Revolve Got Investors on Board With Its Marketing Strategy Ahead of IPO

“We’re going to do more of the same,” says Chief Brand Officer Raissa Gerona following the retailer’s $212 million IPO Friday.The Revolve team at the New York Stock Exchange Friday. Photo: Courtesy of RevolveOn Friday morning, 15-year-old Los Angeles-based e-commerce company Revolve raised $212 million in a successful initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. […]

Do We Really Need Any More Sustainable Fashion Brands?

If addressing the climate crisis is our priority, we need to consider the answer very carefully.Maxine Bédat had, in many ways, the perfect startup success story. As co-founder of Zady, Bédat helped build a brand that would come to be described as “the poster child of the ethical fashion movement” and “the Whole Foods of fashion.” Zady’s […]

Can Technology Keep Fake Handbags Out of the Marketplace?

Entrupy, which works with hundreds of secondhand and full-price retailers to identify counterfeits through an app, certainly thinks so.A Chanel bag being authenticated with Entrupy. Photo: Courtesy of EntrupyIt’s difficult to remember a time when Ebay and brick-and-mortar stores were the only places you could buy designer handbags secondhand, before now-huge marketplaces like The RealReal […]

A Deeper Look at the Difference Between Men’s and Women’s Resale

It may seem like menswear manages to earn more on the secondhand market, but it’s not really that simple.A Supreme tee at men’s fashion week in Paris. Photo: ImaxtreeResale represents an increasingly important segment of the fashion industry, accounting for some $20 billion in annual turnover. What used to be a domain dominated by brick […]

By Selling a Feel-Good Lifestyle, Preppy Brands See Consistent Success in a Trend-Driven Market

This could explain why that little pink whale always looks so happy.Looks from the Vineyard Vines for Target collection. Photo: Courtesy of TargetClose your eyes and think about what “the good life” means to you. From living out your days in a tropical paradise to becoming the next Chiara Ferragni, the possibilities are endless. Selling a […]

New Beauty and Wellness Line Prima, by Honest Company Veterans, Aims to Rebrand CBD

Launching Wednesday, the brand has raised $3.25 million toward its mission of becoming a trusted go-to for safe, clean products in a crowded, confusing, unregulated space.Photo: Courtesy of PrimaI receive an average of three PR emails per day that include the acronym CBD, and I’m sure many of you who don’t write about beauty and […]