Inside the Battle to Be the Next Sephora
May 8, 2019 - Specialty beauty boutiques are proliferating at a dizzying rate. Can they all last and who will win?
Cos Bar CEO David Olsen Says Know When to Bet Big
March 18, 2019 - The former Net-a-Porter global vice president and beauty guru shares the best decision and biggest mistake of his entrepreneurship journey.
Cos Bar to Launch Cos Bar Labs,a Test Bed for New Brands and Categories
January 23, 2019 - Cos Bar, the multibrand luxury beauty retailer founded in 1976, is launching a new in-store and online initiative called Cos Bar Labs, which will let the company experiment with new brands, products and categories.
El Cap Appoints Leadership Team
November 12, 2018 - El Cap, the new parent company of Earth Treks and Planet Granite, today announced the election of Topher Gaylord as an independent member of its Board of Directors.
Centric Brands Inc. Names Anurup Pruthi Chief Financial Officer
November 06, 2018 - Centric Brands Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: CTRC), a leading lifestyle brands collective, formerly known as Differential Brands Group Inc., today announced that Anurup Pruthi has joined the Company and has assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer effective immediately. Anurup will report to Jason Rabin, Chief Executive Officer.
Differential Brands Group Completes Acquisition of Significant Portion of Global Brands Group's North American Business to Create Centric Brands Inc.
October 30, 2018 - Differential Brands Group Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ:DFBG), a portfolio of global consumer brands comprised of Hudson, Robert Graham and SWIMS, today announced it successfully completed the acquisition (the "Transaction") of a significant portion of Global Brands Group Holding Limited's (Hong Kong listed: SEHK Stock Code: 787) ("GBG") North American licensing business (the "Acquired Business").
Banana Republic Tests Beauty with Cos Bar Shop-in-Shop
October 29, 2018 – Banana Republic joins other apparel retailers, like Madewell and Urban Outfitters in testing beauty.
9 Tips For Mastering the In-Store Experience
August 8, 2018 – Retail may be in flux, but beauty customers are still buying big at physical stores. Sarah Brown examines how beauty's savviest brands keep shoppers shopping.
Retail's Next Big Step Is Consumer-centric — and Complicated
June 13, 2018 – Between shifting consumer demands, technology advancements and boiling bottom lines, executives are gathering to take a hard look at the best way to move forward.
How Cos Bar revamped its social media strategy to focus on customers and store employees
March 14, 2018 – Cos Bar, the luxury beauty retailer that has 20 locations across the United States, is refocusing its social media strategy to get closer to customers, at a time when the most successful leaders in beauty are those that get personal.
Raising The Bar
December 19, 2017 – A strategy built on great service, omnichannel sales and curated, upscale boutiques have positioned Cos Bar as a top destination for luxury beauty.
Earth Treks & Planet Granite Merge
November 8, 2017 – Partnership makes gym innovation, enhanced member experiences & career opportunities possible.
Cos Bar Uses This One Essential Strategy To Compete With Mass Retailers Ulta And Sephora
October 4, 2017 – When Lily Garfield founded opened the first Cos Bar in Aspen back in 1976, her vision was to be "everything a department store isn't," says CEO David Olsen.
Cos Bar's New Store Prototype Takes Tech Turn
August 22, 2017 – Cos Bar knows the importance of looking good. To that end, the Los Angeles and Aspen-based retailer is readying for a new store design, complete with in-store and window digital displays, private treatment and event rooms, a feature product display and mobile point of sales on tablets.
Cos Bar Preps for Oklahoma City Opening
August 17, 2017 – The luxury beauty retailer's 19th store is slated to open in late August, in Oklahoma City's Classen Curve.
HUDSON Announces a Multitude of Fall Los Angeles Denim Brand Plans for 2017
August 14, 2017 – Differential Brands Group Inc. (NASDAQ:DFBG), a portfolio of global consumer brands comprised of Hudson Jeans, Robert Graham and SWIMS, through its subsidiary, Hudson Jeans, a renowned Los Angeles based denim label, announced today that the brand has launched an aggressive marketing strategy and growth plan in the U.S. that will commence with the Fall 2017 season.
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.