What Omnichannel Looks Like at Ulta, Walgreens and Cos Bar
June 1, 2017 – In the age of Amazon and the implosion of so much physical retail, what's the future of the beauty omnichannel? This was the focus of a recent CEW panel in New York, featuring Lauren Brindley, GVP and GMM of beauty and personal care, Walgreens; Kecia Steelman, chief store operations officer, Ulta Beauty; and David Olsen, CEO, Cos Bar.
Algenist's #StandFirm Campaign is a Great Excuse to Try Some New Skin Care
May 26, 2017 – People are beginning to see just how empowering skin care can be, and the brands that sell it can make an impact in spreading that message, too.
Experience Matters: Greetings From the OC, Where Culture, Community Mix at Retail
April 20, 2017 – How DJM's postcard-perfect, waterfront centers have turned heads in a retail market typically associated with malls.
Laura Geller Celebrates 20 Years
March 28, 2017 – Laura Geller New York is celebrating 20 years in business this year. That's no easy fete considering what the brand has faced over the past two decades, which includes nothing less than coming out on top despite a dot-com bubble burst, ...
Cos Bar sees digital as a customer service channel first
February 28, 2017 – For 40 years, Cos Bar has run a small operation selling expensive creams, serums and cosmetics to wealthy women in vacation destination cities like Vail, Aspen and Carmel. To its affluent customer base, who typically fall in the 35 and up range, a $795 night cream is nothing to bat a well-moisturized eye at.
How Cos Bar Went From Niche Market to Mainstream
February 21, 2017 – Situated at 8,000 feet above sea level, the luxury ski resort town of Aspen, Colorado is a dry, dry place. There's very little humidity or moisture in the air, and that, in conjunction with Aspen's cerulean blue, super sunny skies, means the skin is prone to aging rapidly. Fortunately, both residents of and visitors to Aspen can rely on Lily Garfield and Cos Bar.
In-Store Intel: Beauty Retail's Top Loyalty Programs
December 08, 2016 – As retail competition intensifies, and Amazon increasingly targets the beauty category, a stong loyalty program is proving to one of the savviest ways stores can attract and reward customers.
Cos Bar: Turning 40 and Hitting Fast Forward
November 21, 2016 – Sephora and Ulta aren't the only games in town when it comes to specialty beauty retail. Cos Bar, a true luxury beauty outpost founded in Aspen, CO, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Cos Bar Updates Site, Deploys Loyalty Program
November 11, 2016 – Continuing its rebranding journey, Cos Bar has recently launched a customer loyalty program and revamped its website which includes a brand new logo and color palette.
Algenist Goes for the Glow with Concentrated Luminizing Drops
November 4, 2016 – The brand is becoming an authority at makeup offereings with skin-care properties.
Where the One Percent Buys Beauty
October 17, 2016 – Most people probably don't view ski trips as an opportunity to stock up on $525 face creams, but that's exactly what happens at Cos Bar, a 14-store chain of ultra-luxe beauty emporiums primarily located in upscale resort communities like Vail and La Jolla.
Makeup Guru Laura Geller on Her 20-Year Legacy
October 13, 2016 – After working as a makeup artist on TV sets and backstage at Broadway, Laura Geller decided to hang out her shingle, and opened a makeup studio on the Upper East Side in the 1990s.
The Secrets to One Rising Shoe Label's Accelerated Growth Plan
October 5, 2016 – Differential Brands Group is getting into the swim of things. The brand management firm acquired Scandinavia-based footwear label Swims in July, with plans to ramp up its North American presence.