WWD to Launch Weekly Beauty Inc Newsletter

Beauty Inc is getting the newsletter treatment. WWD's bimonthly beauty publication is expanding its offerings with a subscription-based weekly newsletter. The online newsletter is an extension of Beauty Inc’s successful print and digital publication, which will continue to be published six times a year. "Beauty as a category has expanded exponentially with new brands, new categories and new talent to […]

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Luxury Brand Partners Raises $50 Million From Bookend Capital

Luxury Brand Partners, the incubator that built Oribe, Pulp Riot and a slew of other brands, has received a $50 million minority investment from Bookend Capital Partners. LBP chief executive officer Tevya Finger said he expects Bookend and its founder Alexander Panos to be involved in multiple areas of the business, including executive placement. Panos, a former TSG managing director, […]

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A Look at Dover Street Market’s Beauty Space in L.A.

“It’s the only store in the world that carries a Comme des Garçons fragrance and a condom,” said Race Willard with a smile. The artist and photographer created Dover Street Market’s first beauty space, located inside the multibrand retailer’s Los Angeles location. “I wanted something that would be an aesthetic that was my sensibility as an artist,” he continued. “I […]

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High Ridge, Owner of Mass-Market Beauty Brands, Files for Bankruptcy, Plans Sale

High Ridge Brands, the owner of Alberto Vo5 hair products and Zest soaps, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, hoping to sell the company. "Following a thorough review of the options available to us, we have made the decision to execute a court-supervised sales process in order to maximize the value of our strong brands," High Ridge chief executive […]

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The Hut Group Raises 1 Billion Pounds

The Hut Group has raised 1 billion pounds in order to invest more into its beauty and wellness brands, as well as its events division, the company said on Monday. The money mostly consists of debt, including a 600-million-pound term loan, a new five-year 150-million-pound revolving credit facility from Barclays, HSBC, Santander, Citi, NatWest and JP Morgan, and 200 million […]

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