By: Brittany Shoot. Source: Fortune. After raising $1.5 million, the “right-size” direct-to-consumer cosmetics startup launches today. At first blush, Stowaway might seem like a…
The company, best known for statement necklaces sold through direct sales “stylists,” plans to widen its scope with the introduction of a skin-care regimen called Ever.
By: Molly Prior. Source: WWD
Subscription services are all the rage. We would know- we just gave our Brand Innovator of the Year Award to Hayley Barna co-CEO and co-founder of Birchbox, and one half of the fairy godmother team that arguably invented the beauty subscription service.
By: Ashley Paintsil. Source: FashInvest
The acquisition race between Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. and L’Oréal USA hit a crescendo Friday afternoon with Lauder’s acquisition of hot indie skin-care brand GlamGlow.
By: Julie Naughton. Source: WWD
TPG Growth has acquired a minority stake in Beautycounter, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based personal care and beauty products marketer that relies principally on e-commerce and independent consultants to bring its “safe” beauty and personal care products to consumers.
Glossier, a play on “dossier,” strives to be more than a beauty brand. Its goal is to be a community. Similarly, the Glossier headquarters is a stark, white open space and all employees are seated at communal tables.
By: Jayme Cyk. Source: WWD
Glossybox, Birchbox, Beauty Army, Beauty DNA, Beauty Bar Allure Sample Society, Beauty Box 5, Beauty Fix, Curlbox, Memebox, New Beauty TestTube, TargetBeauty Box, Total Beauty Collection, the beauty box subscription list goes on and on and on.
By: Jamye Cyk. Source: WWD
In January, Harry’s, an online seller of razors with fancy handles that was just 10 months old, bought a German factory with $100 million of a $122 million investment round. That was rare.
By: Jason Del Rey. Source: re/code
When Emily Weiss, founder and CEO of online beauty site Into the Gloss, decided to create a cosmetics line from scratch, she didn’t approach another company about doing a line of face creams and lip balms. She just created a new Instagram account—@glossier—and started taking notes.