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Gucci and Louis Vuitton are the world’s most valuable luxury fashion brands

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Gucci and Louis Vuitton have topped the fashion category of the world’s most valuable luxury brands, according to Brand Finance’s annual report. The fashion houses came in second and third respectively on the general round-up after Porsche, which was ranked the most valuable luxury brand in the world.

The brand valuation consultancy’s annual list ranks businesses based on the overall brand value as well as their power in influencing consumers’ choices, based on criteria including marketing investments, familiarity, loyalty, staff satisfaction and corporate reputation, according to WWD.

Other fashion houses which ranked highly on the list included Cartier in third, Chanel in fourth and Hermès in fifth. Rolex, Dior and Coach also featured in the top 10.

Despite these brands performing well against competitors, the outlook is still predictably bleak following an incredibly difficult year globally as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Brand Finance

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These beauty brands are encouraging people to vote

Many beauty labels are encouraging their customers to vote with limited-edition products and merchandise. Other big-name beauty brands are giving their employees time off to vote or volunteer as poll workers on November 3.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama teamed up with The Lip Bar for a limited-edition red lipstick. There were only 500 units of the exclusive matte liquid shade called “Bawse Voter” (which have all sold out). Forty percent of the proceeds are donated to When We All Vote, the nonpartisan organization that promotes voter turnout.

Lip bar founder Melissa Butler appeared on ABC’s “Shark Tank” TV series as a contestant for the beauty brand, which sells vegan and cruelty-free makeup. “Our goal is to make your makeup routine as easy as possible so you can spend time on the things that matter most to you — and right now, for many of us, that’s politics,” she said.

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Have Celebrity Beauty Brands Replaced Celebrity Fragrances?

The early 2000s had flip phones, low-rise jeans, and celebrity perfume lines. Fast forward two decades and flip phones are back (now with touchscreens, thanks to Samsung) and celebs like Bella Hadid and Dua Lipa are bringing back low-rise jeans. Celebrity perfume lines, however, have been replaced by something bigger: celebrity beauty brands.

In the aughts, you’d pick up a print magazine and find a sample of Paris Hilton’s Fairy Dust, Britney Spears’s Fantasy, or Hilary Duff’s With Love. Today, you’re more likely to scroll through your Instagram and TikTok feeds and see your favorite celebrity (slash influencer) promoting their namesake brand, whether it’s makeup, skin care, or both. Fashion’s cyclical nature is well-explored, but what about beauty? To understand this new trend in beauty entrepreneurship, Teen Vogue reached out to beauty historian and consultant Rachel Weingarten.

Obsession over celebrities’ beauty ways is nothing new. Weingarten dates society’s fascination with

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Tokyo fashion week opens with brands going virtual amid virus fears

A “tac:tac” design released online at the Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo. (Photo courtesy of “tac:tac”/Kyodo)


TOKYO (Kyodo) — Tokyo fashion week, a major event to showcase the latest fashions for the 2020 autumn and winter seasons, kicked off Monday with the majority of shows going online to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.


About 70 percent of some 40 participating brands refrained from holding catwalk displays during Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo. Fashion enthusiasts will instead be watching streaming videos featuring the latest designs on their smartphones and computers through the organizer’s official YouTube channel and the labels’ own websites.


“tac:tac,” a Tokyo-based casual brand launched in 2013 by Japanese designer Takaaki Shimase, released a video online to lead off the six-day event.


Fashion week is held in cities across the world and the one in Tokyo has become an

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Bespoke Beauty Brands, LLC Expands Leadership With Appointment of Brandyn Muegge as President of Sales and Marketing

Bespoke Beauty Brands, LLC, (BBB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brandyn Muegge as President of Sales and Marketing for domestic and international markets, effective November 1, 2020. Ms. Muegge is excited to be a driving force in the rapidly evolving beauty industry, and work alongside the CEO and Founder, Toni Ko. She will lead BBB’s team in overseeing sales, marketing, and direct-to-consumer for all brands currently under the beauty incubator.

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Bespoke Beauty Brands, LLC, Appoints New President of Sales and Marketing, Brandyn Muegge (Photo: Business Wire)

Ms. Muegge joins BBB with over 25 years of extensive experience working across the beauty industry in both mass and professional markets. Most recently, she served as MAV Beauty Brands’ Vice President of U.S. sales, and worked to launch Cake Beauty while integrating acquisitions into their portfolio. Prior to MAV Beauty

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The best major brands on sale

Yahoo Lifestyle is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Prices were correct at the time of publication. 

We used to think of Ebay as the place to go to sell our unwanted wardrobe overflow or to grab a vintage handbag at a brilliant price.

But in fact, the shopping marketplace is so much more than that.

Ebay also boasts an array of high street and designer outlet stores, where you can shop just like you would on any other online retail site.

From Oliver Bonas to L.K.Bennett and plenty more besides, you can shop till you drop (if you aren’t already sitting on your sofa) seamlessly switching between old and new.

And best of all?

The Ebay Outlet is currently offering up to 70% off across a whole range of its major

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Fashion And Beauty Brands Want More Than Pretty Faces

Time was, a model could rely solely on his or her good looks.

Today, physical beauty isn’t enough. With the coronavirus pandemic pressuring budgets – production of commercials slowed to a standstill over the summer – fashion and beauty brands want engaged and engaging personalities fronting their products.

Consumers want models to be authentic, not airbrushed to perfection. Ken and Barbie-like perfect specimens need not apply. Pet causes, hobbies, interests? Bring them. Unconventional backstories get extra credit.

“Given the evolving definition, models are who we aspire to be,” said Jawahar Chirimar, president of On the Wall, and chairman of One Management. “The focus is shifting from antiquated measures like skin color and height, to social and cultural values, and content.”

With the coronavirus pandemic threatening to keep photo studios and

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Retailers are desperate to kick off holiday shopping early this year, and brands like Ulta, Kroger, and Guess are turning to a new shopping event to get consumers out to shop



text, whiteboard: Ulta is one of the retailers participating in the 10.10 Shopping Festival. Peter Larsen/Getty Images for ULTA Beauty


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Ulta is one of the retailers participating in the 10.10 Shopping Festival. Peter Larsen/Getty Images for ULTA Beauty

  • Ulta, Kroger, and Guess are among the retailers offering deals this upcoming weekend as part of the 10.10 Shopping Festival. 
  • The goal of the new event is to entice shoppers to start their holiday gift-buying earlier than usual. 
  • In a year marred by the coronavirus pandemic, retailers are concerned a logistical nightmare could ensue if too many people leave their holiday shopping until the last minute.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

A group of retailers are signing up for a shopping event that hopes to save a holiday season unlike any before. 

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Ulta, Kroger, and Guess are among the stores that will be offering deals as part of the new 10.10 Shopping Festival, which runs from October 9 to October 12. The name

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How Technology Is Helping Luxury Fashion Brands Gain Traction

Overall, the advent of technology marked a new dawn for the entire world. Clearly, the reality of life has never been the same since advancements in technology have become part of our everyday lives. Nevertheless, and on a positive note, it continues to change and evolve for the betterment of mankind. In a sense, technology has developed life into a fine balance of convenience and production. The result being that we now have the ability to complete da-to-day tasks more rapidly and with much less effort.

Luxury fashion houses such as Chanel and Balmain are particularly attuned to this moment, as the progression of technology promises to imbue

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Lubrizol Accelerator Program a thing of beauty to some brands as it helps companies develop new products

When Curan Mehra wanted to develop a concentrated hand soap pod that would dissolve in water and dispense as a foam, he contacted the Lubrizol Corp., best known for creating specialty chemicals for transportation and industry.

He and his father, Sanjiv, the CEO of EOS Products, a multinational skin care company, wanted to work with the 92-year-old, Wickliffe-based company’s new accelerator program, which helps startup beauty brands develop and manufacture new products.

While the Mehras had access to their own chemists and had never worked with Lubrizol, they felt the accelerator provided an advantage. Not only could Lubrizol’s chemists help create a formulation for the pod, but the company also provided testing and other resources to help bring a sustainable, new product to market.

“The team was very enthusiastic about the product,” Sanjiv Mehra said.

Brandon Ford, chief accelerator officer for Lubrizol Life Science, said he and his team, based

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