Opening a store is one thing. Opening a four-story, 15,000-square-foot store with a 20-year, $45 million lease in NYC’s retail-prime NoHo neighborhood is quite another. Tal Zvi Nathanel and Amir Zwickel, entrepreneurs from the marketing and tech, and real estate fields, respectively, did just that this week with Showfields, their version of what like-modeled companies are labeling “the Shopify of physical retail.” In short, they set the stage for a number of digitally native brands to test physical retail with minimal investment and effort.
Shoppers are willing to pay for convenience, especially during the holidays.
As more cannabis beauty and wellness products continue to pop up, like Scotch Porter’s recent CBD-infused beard collection and High Beauty’s cannabis sativa seed oil moisturizer and facial oil, it is fitting that the cannabis retail landscape is changing, too.
As #ad becomes the norm for beauty and fashion influencers working with brands, some companies are seeing an opportunity in more personal referrals. Direct-selling beauty company Ever considers its specialists friends of its clients, and Glossier has said it is looking for a way for its customers to play in the social selling arena. Masse founders Elizabeth Shaffer and Lizzy Brockhoff are taking that one step further with their new app.
As beauty brands work to move the industry forward, retailers are proving an obstacle. At Glossy’s first Beauty x Wellness Summit, held this week, executives from the beauty and wellness industries gathered to talk through their effective strategies and future plans, and the challenges they’ve faced growing their brand. On the latter, a theme resonated [...]
Each quarter, the Glossy team explores key themes and topics from the rapidly evolving beauty and fashion industries and breaks them down for you. In this report, we looked at the future of beauty and wellness and the top five trends shaping the industry.
With its first entry into physical retail, 7-year-old men’s retailer Huckberry is taking the idea of customer experience to the next level.
Everyone loves a comeback story, and luxury leather goods brand Mark Cross has been working toward a strong rebuild since its return to retail in 2012.
Serving up fashion with a side of beauty and wellness is trending for retailers. Today, luxury online marketplace Orchard Mile pressed go on its first loyalty program, a multi-tier, point-based initiative granting regular customers complimentary services from a range of outside companies, largely in the beauty space. Co-founder and CEO Jennie Baik said it was [...]
Brands that have identified as “direct-to-consumer” are throwing out the playbooks of early successes in the space and establishing unique business models, customized to their customers’ buying habits. From fundraising to teaming with wholesale partners, best practices are up for debate, as what’s worked for one brand hasn’t worked for another.
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