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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.

Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) Investor Day Presentation

New York - September 27, 2016

Differential Brands Group Inc. Announces Appointment of Jake Brandman as President of SWIMS Brand

August 24, 2016 – Differential Brands Group Inc. (NASDAQ:DFBG) ("Differential Brands" or the "Company") today announced the appointment of Jake Brandman as President of the Company's SWIMS brand operated through its wholly owned subsidiary, DFBG Swims, LLC.

The Aspen Colo.-based luxury beauty retailer has ambitious plans to open 35 more stores in key markets.

August 13, 2016 – Cos Bar, one of the first specialty cosmetics retailers, is hitting 40 years in business with a growth spurt. The 14-store chain — with doors in cities such as Aspen and Vail, Colo., Carmel, Calif., Scottsdale, Ariz., and New York — has ambitious plans to open 35 more stores ...

Differential Brands Group Announces Acquisition of SWIMS Brand

July 19, 2016 – Company Expands Portfolio of Premium Consumer Brands with the Addition of Fast-Growing Scandinavian Leader in Contemporary Footwear & Apparel.

Cos Bar Shows Few Wrinkles at Age 40

July 18, 2016 – The last time the Republican party faced a potentially contested national convention was 1976, when Gerald R. Ford beat Ronald Reagan on the first ballot before going on to lose the general election to a little known peanut farmer from Georgia named Jimmy Carter.

DevaCurl Expands Product Line to Waves

June 29, 2016 – DevaCurl is now riding the full curl wave. The business has added a new line of products to tackle wavy hair, ...