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Chanel Launches New Male Beauty Line, Starting In South Korea

In September, Chanel will launch its first male beauty line, Boy de Chanel, in South Korea. It will feature three products: a lip balm, eyebrow pencil and a tinted fluid. The line will also be rolled out online from November on the Chanel site. The range is named after Gabrielle Chanel’s lover, Boy Capel.

"Chanel Set To Launch First Men’s Beauty Line Boy De Chanel In South Korea", Global Cosmetics News, August 23, 2018

L’Occitane Is Opening A Concept Store In New York

The L’OCCITANE Group is opening a concept store for its L’OCCITANE en Provence brand on Fifth Avenue, New York. The natural cosmetics brand aims to provide a destination that will communicate to visitors its key features and encourage consumer engagement. The brand is following a “glocal” approach in creating exclusive brand experiences and has recently opened new concept flagship destinations in France, Brazil, China, Singapore, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Paris store, for example, offers food inspired by some of the brand’s iconic ingredients. Christina Polychroni, the brand’s North American Chief Marketing & E-Commerce Office, says that visitors to the New York store can use immersive installations to explore the brand’s history and signature products.

"L’OCCITANE raises the bar on customer experience and disrupts New York’s Fifth Avenue with its new experiential concept store", World Press OnLine, August 23, 2018

Colgate-Palmolive Invests In Male Grooming Brand In India

Colgate-Palmolive has purchased a minority stake in the Indian direct-to-consumer online male grooming brand, Bombay Shaving Company, as part of a series A funding round. The company, launched in 2016, now has some 80,000 customers and offers over 30 products, including shave, skincare, beard care, and bath and body items. BSC says it aims to leverage Colgate-Palmolive’s long experience to help it grow the grow the brand, and the funds will be spent on brand building, innovation and improving key capabilities. 

"Colgate-Palmolive buys minority stake in grooming firm Bombay Shaving Co", Business Standard, August 23, 2018

Lime Crime Marks 10th Year By Opening For Business At Selfridges

Lime Crime, makeup brand with cult following, celebrated its 10th anniversary by launching its products at Selfridges' beauty department. Know for its “colorful, vegan and cruelty-free products”, Lime Crime was launched when online beauty retail or ecommerce was relatively beginning. Its popularity among YouTube beauty bloggers helped make the company popular. According to the company, its decision to launch in Selfridges was prompted by the fact that the UK is its second largest market.

"Digital First Beauty Brand, Lime Crime Unveils First European Retail Presence in Selfridges", Women’s Wear Daily, July 27, 2018

L'Oreal Partners With Casino Group To Open Multi-Brand Pharmacies In Paris

L'Oreal's pharmacy business Le Drugstore Parisien has partnered with mass retailer Casino Group to open the first two multi-brand pharmacy stores in Paris. Located in the city's high-end 6th and 9th districts, the stores sell a wide range of products, including cosmetics, dry cleaning, accessories, and snacks. L'Oreal brands, such as L'Oreal Paris, Maybelline, and Garnier, will also be featured.

"Le Drugstore Parisien: L'Oréal reinvents retail pharmacy with new multi-brand store concept", Cosmetics Business, July 26, 2018

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