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Beauty Bulletin: Fragrance Booms in the Middle East

The fragrance market in the Middle East is booming, thanks to a customer base (male and female) eager to spend on quality and luxury. “Consumers in the Middle East use high amounts of fragrance…

Aha! Moment: Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish

Talk about sweet dreams. Fresh’s 1999 launch of Brown Sugar Body Polish catapulted the Boston-based brand from a bath-and-body line best known for its exquisite soaps into a veritable beauty…

Red Hot Canadian Market

When Miranda Purves, Flare magazine’s newly installed editor, returned to Canada after living in New York City for more than a decade, she found a new retail landscape. An influx of outside retailers,…

Editor’s Letter: Boom Times in Beauty

When Leonard Lauder created his famous term, the Lipstick Index, to illustrate the resilience of beauty during times of recession, it’s safe to say he probably wasn’t referring to $48 lipsticks….

CC Creams Gain Foothold in Beauty Market

SHANGHAI — Not long after making its mark on the U.S. market, BB cream is…

Kelly Klein Promotes ‘Pools Reflections’

WATERWORKS: Kelly Klein will next month making the rounds again for her new photography book “Pools Reflections.” During Art Basel Miami, she’ll be signing copies at a pool party at the Webster Hotel. Later in the month she will hit The Strand in New York, Tomas Maier in Palm Beach and James Perse in Aspen. […]

Kelly Klein Promotes ‘Pools Reflections’

WATERWORKS: Kelly Klein will next month making the rounds again for her new photography book “Pools Reflections.” During Art Basel Miami, she’ll be signing copies at a pool party at the Webster Hotel. Later in the month she will hit The Strand in New York, Tomas Maier in Palm Beach and James Perse in Aspen. […]

Jaeger-LeCoultre Fetes West Coast Store

WESTERN WAYS: Jaeger-LeCoultre’s chief executive officer Jerome Lambert spent time on the West Coast recently to toast the opening of the luxury watch brand’s 600-square-foot South Coast Plaza store with a 40-person dinner at Marche Moderne. The store will be the first U. S. location implementing the retail concept unveiled at the Place Vendome store […]

71 S.r.l. Launches E-commerce Portal

OPEN SESAME: Italian digital developer 71 S.r.l. has revealed the launch of e-commerce portal mygriffe.com on Dec. 12. The new Web site will offer high-end fashion companies the chance to create virtual stores where they can stock a range of merchandise from current and past seasons and sell directly to customers, while maintaining the visual […]

OVS Unveils ‘Make Love With’ Project

FOR A CAUSE: Mass-market OVS retailer unveiled its new Make Love With project at one of its main stores in central Milan on Wednesday. Hosted by Italian singer and DJ Francesco Facchinetti, brother of designer Alessandra Facchinetti, the project aims to raise funds for the UNAIDS “Getting to Zero” campaign, which promotes safe sex and […]

Designer Wrapping Paper for a Cause

IT’S A WRAP: The wrap’s the thing at One Kings Lane, where a limited-edition group of gift paper by seven designers, on sale to benefit their chosen charities, will be available for the holidays. The sale will begin on Wednesday, with designs by Rachel Zoe, which will benefit Save the Children. Rachel Roy’s designs will […]

What Cosmo Wore… The Blog Awards

Last night marked the third annual Cosmo Blog Awards in association with Next, at the swish Rose Club in Central London. Team Cosmo were out in full force in our best gear to celebrate with some of the best bloggers in the country. Web Editor Pat McNulty and our Online Celeb extraordinaire Leanne Bayley donned […]