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Alicia Keys links with E.l.f. for new beauty brand

Alicia Keys links with E.l.f. for new beauty brand

The American singer, actor and producer is joining the ranks of celebrities who've brought out their own line of make-up or skincare. The singer has teamed with E.l.f. on the project.
Beauty
UK shops see more visits in July but numbers still low - BRC survey

UK shops see more visits in July but numbers still low - BRC survey

More British shoppers returned to the high street in July, helped by the reopening of pubs and restaurants, but numbers were still much lower than normal for the time of year, an industry survey showed on Friday.
Fashion
Capri beats sales estimates on e-tail surge, China strength

Capri beats sales estimates on e-tail surge, China strength

Capri Holdings Ltd reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Wednesday, helped by a recovery in demand for its Versace and Jimmy Choo brands in China and a surge in online shopping.
Fashion
Dufry expects major cash flow drops as travel retail stays weak

Dufry expects major cash flow drops as travel retail stays weak

Swiss airport retailer Dufry has announced its cash flow estimates in a still-uncertain world and is planning for potential full-year declines in turnover of 40%, 55% and 70%.
Luxury
L'Oréal sales fall is worse than expected, travel retail suffers

L'Oréal sales fall is worse than expected, travel retail suffers

Sales at Maybelline maker L’Oréal fell more sharply than expected in the second quarter, though the French beauty giant managed to contain any major profit erosion as the COVID-19 pandemic forced stores to close.
Luxury
Rihanna launches inclusive, multitasking Fenty Skin line

Rihanna launches inclusive, multitasking Fenty Skin line

Three initial products from the singer's gender-neutral skincare line debut this week.
Beauty
Gucci owner Kering's sales plunge, but Bottega Veneta sees smaller drop

Gucci owner Kering's sales plunge, but Bottega Veneta sees smaller drop

French luxury group Kering's Q2 comp sales plunged by 43.7% due to the coronavirus. Gucci comp sales fell 45% and Saint Laurent 48%, but recovering Bottega Veneta contained the drop in revenue to only 24.4%
Luxury
Britain's Selfridges to axe jobs on virus retail storm

Britain's Selfridges to axe jobs on virus retail storm

British department store group Selfridges warned Tuesday that it plans to axe 450 jobs after sales slumped due to the coronavirus and the aftermath of the nationwide lockdown.
Fashion
LVMH flags June turnaround after sales slump, China rebounds

LVMH flags June turnaround after sales slump, China rebounds

LVMH, the world’s biggest luxury goods group, said sales momentum picked up in June and had especially improved in China, after store closures sparked by the pandemic tore a hole in the Louis Vuitton owner’s Q2 sales. 
Luxury
Google dives into video shopping with Shoploop

Google dives into video shopping with Shoploop

Already dominated by Popshop Live and Amazon Live, the video shopping market has recently gained a new contender, and it's a heavy hitter: Google has entered the ring with Shoploop, its own dedicated mobile app. 
Fashion
Stockmann swings to loss, but customers are returning to stores

Stockmann swings to loss, but customers are returning to stores

Under-pressure Finnish retail giant Stockmann made a Q2 operating loss as the coronavirus crisis kept shoppers out of its department stores for much of the April to June period.
Fashion
Unilever thrives in lockdown despite sales dip

Unilever thrives in lockdown despite sales dip

Unilever’s H1 results have shown the consumer products giant staying relatively strong during global lockdowns, despite underlying sales dipping and prestige beauty being down due to store closures. 
Beauty
Summer dresses, shoes, make-up really did sell well in lockdown says report

Summer dresses, shoes, make-up really did sell well in lockdown says report

​Britons spent almost £41 billion on “dispensable” items during lockdown “in an effort to have more fun while at home”, a new Barclaycard Payments study showed on Thursday.
Fashion
Ulta Beauty completes phased store reopening post-coronavirus, reveals new stores including Canada debut

Ulta Beauty completes phased store reopening post-coronavirus, reveals new stores including Canada debut

The beauty retailer said it plans to open around 30 new stores this year, and make its first brick-and-mortar entry into Canada "with a number of stores" in 2021. 
Beauty
Harvey Nichols mulls job cuts as pandemic "changed shape of the business"

Harvey Nichols mulls job cuts as pandemic "changed shape of the business"

​Harvey Nichols is the third big name in just a couple of days to be mulling job cuts in the near future. The company is looking at removing roles from all of its stores, although it's trying to minimise the impact.
Luxury
Patrick Starrr launches One/Size cosmetics brand with Luxury Brand Partners

Patrick Starrr launches One/Size cosmetics brand with Luxury Brand Partners

One/Size launched exclusively with Sephora online on July 17, and will launch in 523 Sephora stores across the U.S. and Canada on July 30.
Beauty